Howdy 'n Welcome to JKs Rough String Ranch

Thanks for stoppin' by!! Grab a hot cup of coffee, and enjoy the ride! You can contact me at gtyyup at wildblue dot net. See ya on down the trail!
All photos and content on this blog are exclusively mine, unless noted.
Please DO NOT copy or reproduce in any way without my permission...just ask!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hot Fun at the Cutting Show!

Yes, it was HOT...95 degrees...thank goodness there was a nice gentle breeze to keep us cooled down!

But, really we had an awesome day at the High Desert Cutters show which was held at the Roaring Springs Ranch in Catlow Valley...my favorite place! We had finished the cutting shortly after noon and with the lil' bit of clean up and some chatting over a cold beverage, we were home by around 2 PM.

My Man did a great job with the video too!

I signed us up for two classes; our class which is the 125, and I rode up into the next class, the 150. We rode last in the 150 and first in the 125...so we rode our classes back to back with no cattle change in between.

You can see in the video that Colt (and I) got sort of excited on the first cow in the 150 class...I find it hard to just be as cool as a cucumber when I'm competing...my insides just start stirring and the adrenaline starts to pump...which of course Colt picks up on. But, we settled in and made a couple of good runs.






I was super proud of Colt...we placed 2nd in the 150 class and won the 125 class!! Colt definitely gets the next couple of days off. We had worked M-F and had the show on Saturday...he was tired!

But, we're makin' progress for the futurity!!!

Thank you everyone for your good luck wishes and thoughts...I know it made a difference!

18 comments:

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

Wow! You two look great! You can tell you've worked hard to get where you are and it's REALLY paid off. Good job!

mj said...

Wow, he (you both) looked really good! I hadn't seen you work in a while, seems like he is a lot more cowy!!! Sometimes I think it's good that they've been worked prior to competition. It kind of takes the edge off! Congratulations!!!

gtyyup said...

Thanks Andrea & MJ...and yes, he's showing a lot more cow! I think it's because of the ranch work I've gotten to do with him this past spring...especially sorting pairs. He really enjoys it, and did it well too...and seemed to realize the reason for what he was doing!

Sarah said...

Congratulations you two! Great work! I think that looks like so much fun. I always enjoyed watching the cutting in rodeos, but never saw many women doing it. You inspire me!

Kate said...

Great videos! You guys look amazing! He seems to really enjoy the work.

Shirley said...

Wow, that boy's got COW! Those were some pretty nice runs, but the best part was your excitement at the very end when you knew you'd had good runs! Congratulations and well done!

CCC said...

I heard a story once about an old cowboy who went to a cutting competition with his favorite horse but decided not to compete. Said he felt "so sorry for those fellers whose cows keep getting back in the herd after all their hard work". We usually have to cut them out and get them quite a ways to someplace else. Nothing like watching a cowy horse work cattle. I have a little guy I think would do well in the arena someday but there's not much opportunity for me to do that. I admire you cutters, though.

mugwump said...

What a huge diffrence from last year! You two were clean and sharp, he listened to your leg and was really, really, watching the cow.
I am so impressed...

Judy said...

This looks like you had a pretty good day! One of my sons has a friend who is from WA, near Seattle and attended a cutting show yesterday. I wonder if it was the same one you were at?

Oregon Equestrian said...

Great video. Colt was a star! I love watching cutting horses.

Rhonda said...

Really enjoyed the video - you and Colt are lookin' good! :)

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Awesome!

I really, really want to get a couple of my horses on cattle. Watching you and Colt work just fuels my desire. Thanks for sharing!

Mikey said...

Awesome! Congratulations!! Give that Colt some carrots!

gowestferalwoman said...

:) Gosh you two make that look like fun! I can see why you need a few days off; he really was intent on doing his job and I cant even imagine the muscle work involved for both of you...

Ed said...

WOW! Thats is the coolest video I've seen in awhile, you two work so well together, and the song jitterbug is perfect for the video..WTG!!!

Maia said...

My heavens if you came in second, who came in first. You two look FANTASTIC. WHOW!!

gtyyup said...

Thanks everyone for the very kind comments! Colt got lots of his favorite treats 'n some extra grain too!

Judy~I'm in SE Oregon, so I'm sure it wasn't the same cutting as your son's friend.

jane augenstein said...

Wow, you and Colt look great, congratulations on the wins!!! Colt is one fine horse, you two have done a lot of work, how exciting!!! :-) Loved the video!!!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin