Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Race List

Sniff sniff Wuz'up?
1. Practice riding bareback
2. Work on dragging objects
3. Try to stay on while carrying objects
4. Try not to close eyes to tightly next time we jump object
5. Work on flying lead changes

There it is. The list. At least the short version to keep me on track with Sandy's continued training if we want to compete in the Extreme Cowboy Race.

I've been watching the different videos online and trying to decide what needed to be done next. The bareback riding has been coming along nicely. Walk, trot and lope, stop and back up, slow spins both directions and gate opening and closing. Mounting is a bit of a problem, unless you're after the whole sumo wrestler look where the muffin top (mine) bounces off another ample tummy (Sandy's.) But I think bareback only happens if you make the finals...

I was emailing a friend The List and talking about what we needed to accomplish. Her response?

"Um, Tracey, I don't see that Craig Cameron's going to be back this year."

Huh? What? Excuse me?!!? No, that can't be. I've been practicing!

Well, this just stinks, doesn't it? Sandy and I have been belly dancing for naught. But I suppose something else will come along for us to take part in. I'd just really been looking forward to being at Expo with him. Looks like we'll need to find something else to do!

In other news, Paint Girl handed me an award last week, and I've yet to post it. It's the Intrepid Riders Faction Award! I'm very excited to receive this and am honored that Paint Girl would think of me. I had to ponder for a few days just who to pass it along who I selected here!


Lea and her Mustangs said...

So if he is not going to be there I wonder who is going to be there doing what? Hmmmmmmmmmmm. That is dissappointing

Tracey said...

I don't know, Lea. There are several clinicians, but none that you can ride with that I can see. Right now it looks like if you're not involved with the makeover, your only option is a five minute freestyle in the breed showcase.

Sarah said...

Uh that stinks! there is a guy where I live that does those competitions at his house!

CTG Ponies said...

Maybe you can find an "Extreme" challenge somewhere locally. We have a cutting horse barn that holds them. It's something I've always wanted to try.