Wednesday, October 10, 2007

All the pretty little horses

I went out to the 'Couve tonight to check out the sport of 3 team penning. Basically, three riders have 90 seconds to cull three cows from a small herd and get to them into a pen at the other end of the ring. Don't be fooled by Denise and company making it look easy.

There was a big crowd riding tonight including one guy on a mule and a little girl who was riding around the staging area on a pony not much bigger than the cows. She had a pink cast on her left arm and spent most of her time riding behind the saddle right on the pony's butt. Maybe that's how she got the cast.

Next week, I'm diving in and giving it a try. You only live once.

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