Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I have so much to be thankful for. Top of my list is this horse.
He’s such an honest horse, and he’s taken care of me from the first day I tried him out. This year has been a struggle for us both, clashing egos and both of us wanting to win. We had to learn to trust each other and let each other pull their own weight. As soon as we did that we started making headway, up to the point where we were $60 short of filling out @womensprofessionalrodeoassn permit. The weekend of the @prcafirstfrontiercircuit divisional finals we were in the top 5 of the permit girls and just had to run fast and clean to fill our permit.
If you follow my account you’ll know I had an accident right before my run. What most people don’t know is I’m epileptic, I was in a rush and while hurrying back to my trailer to change, I ignored the warning of a seizure and ended up falling face first onto the road. Coming to I was disoriented and not totally sure what was going on.
Enter the second thing I’m grateful for: the women in the @prcafirstfrontiercircuit, these women literally ran their run, found out I was hurt and needed help and rushed to my side. They helped get me cleaned up and bridled my horse for me. We didn’t have much time to get me into the arena, but they got me in the saddle and pony walked me around on suede while I worked on getting my bearings back. Before going in a woman I look up to with great respect and admiration told me if I had to run, run like hell.
That’s what my #bigassbay and I did, because of the trust and bond this horse and I have developed this year, I felt confident enough that he would do everything he could to keep me safe and to run the pattern he always does, without much help from me.
He responded by running a clean run and grabbing the 2nd place win. Not only filling our permit, but finishing 3rd in the permit girls overall.
It takes a special horse to be able to know something isn’t right and take care of you, while still being honest and not taking advantage of the situation. #liveyourkarma #barrelhorse #c4ambassador #c4givingthanks #bigassbay #coronacartel #upupup #aqhaproud