Well did what we could. I can't blame Chuck. He is still so young. 10 days is hard on a lot of horses. But it was good enough to win the average and end up 2nd in the world. I couldn't be happier!
Had a great calf. Chuck did not work he stopped and that was about it. Things happened unexpectedly last night and I am now 1st in the Average. One more!
Almost done. I started a heck of a run. Calf would have been fine I should have been 7 my little horse has been rubbing the rope so tonight we are switching a few things up. If Chuck has that calf's head we are 7 all day.
Round seven. Slower calf. I scored accordingly. I felt like I started the run I needed to win, but the calf fell down. Middle (most uneven) pen of calves are up tomorrow. 3 more.
Well we were 8.5 tonight ended up 5th. I have no problem taking $4800 for a not so perfect run. My lil horse is still taking a bit to get him settled in the corner but once he's ready it on! I roped really sharp around the neck and got a good go at him. When I went to gather the legs I missed the back legs and had to regather costing me at least half a second. So the run was far from perfect. This pen really is kind of phony. I have been lucky enough to stay on the good end of the draw which has been nice for a change. Four more times!!!
Monday night I had Tyson Durfey's calf from round 2 and he tied her in a 7.5 or 7.6 so she definitely had a track record. I had a little trouble getting Chuck settled in the corner. But I knew that if he isn't perfect there is a high percentage chance that I will probably break out. So I took my time and got him set. As soon as I did he fired and I roped her exactly where I have roped every other calf. Got my slack and thank goodness my loop came off her tail. She took a tie great!
One round win under our belts! But one thing is for sure there is a lot of rodeo left. I want to apologize before you watch this video, my wife has a tendency to say "bleep" whenever I make a mistake so please turn your volume down when watching this video :) Chuck has been letting me get it on them in the same spot every day. The only difference is, is that in this round I got my slack and was able to turn the calf around so he was standing there when I got to him. I had to gather twice which is where the bleep came in but was still able to put one wrap on and call it good. Adam Gray had this calf in the first round and did get a very go
Had a little bad luck last night. Still in it so no problem there. I just kind of put myself in a speed trap. If I would have taken a little bit more time to help that calf up and flank him square I would not have mis strung. And I still would have been at least a long 7 or short 8. Perfs at 1pm this afternoon. I am all over this one!
This second set of calves was very uneven. My calf didn't seem like she left very hard and she just wasn't really going anywhere for the run to be very snappy. I was off the start a little bit but that is better than breaking out. She took a tie and we finished it up in 7.9 good enough for 4th. I believe I am sitting 3rd in the average behind Cold Ohl and Tyson Durfey. 8 more rounds!