Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
101 Rodeo Road Recipes: From our trailer to yours....is a selection of our family's favorite recipes while on the road.
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Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Goat Tying &
Breakaway Roping School
- 3X National Collegiate Champion
- NIRA Team Coach
- 3X CNFR Qualifier
$250 for Goats
$300 for Breakaway
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
As we head into another weekend of high school rodeo, I find myself asking the same question. What is the right balance of kids practicing, competing and being at the top of their game for the rodeo and your kids having fun and enjoying it?
For example, every Friday night after the rodeo the kids have a dance. This is fun for them. They love to hang out with all of their friends. However, the dance usually gets over at midnight. By the time they get in and get to bed it is about 1 a.m. Then on Saturday, they need to get up early and get the horses fed and get ready to compete. So they are little more tired when they are competing on Saturday. As we all know being tired makes your reaction time a little slower and when you are going for a 2 second breakaway run even a blink of an eye makes a difference.
As a mom, you always want your kids to do their best. You know they have the ability to perform. Sometimes, they can out ride and out rope you. However, you want them to have great memories of their time in high school.
So how do you find the balance? What is the best thing for them? To rodeo at their highest level or to also be kids and enjoy their time traveling, competing and socializing?
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Goat tying is one of my favorite events in rodeo. As a coach and instructor of students at many levels of riding ability not to mention limitation of funds I like goat tying because anyone can learn to be good. You don’t have to buy a super expensive horse and the costs are really limited as the equipment needed beyond a horse is a goat and a string. If you really have the desire you can learn to be a winner.
The tip I have for today is in goat handling. While growing up tying goats I was always taught to go all of the way to the goat. However, in helping my daughter learn to be a better goat tyer I have found that there is a modification to this method that works better and helps you set up any goat better.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
- Start by wrapping the rope, the part of the loop end closest to the block, around something stationary. You do not want the rope to move or twist.
- Make about 2 wraps.
- After the rope is secure twist the loop end in the opposite direction of the twist that is in your rope. Put as many twists as you can. Make sure that you keep the loop end from getting kinks.
- After you have twisted the rope as much as you can stretch the rope out and secure the loop end. Leave it like this for a few days.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Spaghetti Noodles (enough for a family of 5-6)
1 lb hamburger
1 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbls chili powder
Other seasonings of your liking
1. Cook bacon & hamburger before hand (this just saves time)
2. Boil water and add noodles and cook until done. Drain noodles
3. Cook hamburger and add Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, garlic, onion, other seasoning. Add tomato sauce according to your liking. When heated add to noodles
4. Top spaghetti with cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and onions.
5. Serve with garlic bread texas toast.
Have fun with this recipe it is very flexible and about your taste and liking. I have used a bunch of fresh tomatoes instead of sauce.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Last night we were at an awards banquet for one of the youth rodeo associations we belong to. As I get older, I must be getting more sappy. The only thing that really stood out to me all night was the comadarie between the kids.
It was getting towards the end of awards presentation and they were awarding the saddles for the series. They would bring up the Reserve All Around and the All Around. They asked them what they liked about the other competitor. It always amazing to me that these kids compete head to head at every rodeo. However, all of these kids are friends. Some of them are even best friends.
Every one of them had great things to say about the kid that had competed against them all year. They congratulated and celebrated for each other.
That is what I truly love about rodeo. That the kids are there to help and support each other but they still compete as hard as they can against each other to win.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Here is another easy dinner recipe:
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
1) Put a bucket of grain at the bottom of the arena or tie a buddy horse at that end.
2) Practice running and getting off in the direction of the gate where the horse naturally wants to go.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
WINNING THROUGH HORSEMANSHIP
Team Roping Clinic
Broken Bit Arena
Idaho Falls, Idaho
November 14th and 15th, 2009
$850 ~ Includes Lunch
Limited to 10 Students
50% Deposit Required to Reserve Your Spot
For more information call Tennie @ 208-589-5484
Located just 2 miles North of Highway 20
Exit 310 on the Lewisville Highway
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tie Down Roping,
Boys Goat Tying, Breakaway Calf Roping School
Tuition: $275 Goats, $300 Breakaway,
$500 Goats and Breakaway,
$500 Tie Down,
10% multiple student discount
($100 deposit upon reservation)
(Dates may vary slightly for this school)
INDOOR, HEATED ARENA!!
· NFR Qualifier 3 Times
· NFR Tie Down Calf Roping Qualifier 2 Times
· NFR Steer Wrestling Qualifier
· Public Speaker
· Teacher of Cowboy Ethics & Ten Codes of the West, a teaching on How to be Better Men and Women…
”May you live each day with courage and strive to be your Best!” Josh Peek
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I hate bathing horses. At least I did until I found a way to do it more efficiently. The part I hated the most was getting wet and having to scrub the soap on and then rinse it off.
I found a solution. I purchased a garden hose sprayer like the one pictured. With this I simply add any shampoo or soap I choose. Then I turn the dial to the desired lather. If I am just doing an after ride spray off I usually set it to 1-2 T. Spoons per gallon, but if I want to really get a horse clean I will set it to 4 T. Spoons per gallon. You can play with the spray to set it where you need it, but I have found this really helps me at bath and cool down time.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
By Kendra Sagers
Do you ever worry about your horse drinking enough when you are on the road? How about if he is getting enough salt from the salt block at home? I always wondered this as well.
So, what is the solution? I found it is really easy, especially if you are feeding your horse any type of grain and/or supplement. The answer is to actually feed your horse salt. I offer my horses at home a salt block and add loose salt to their feed ration. However, on the road I only take the loose salt. I feed about 1-2 tablespoons of salt each feeding. This amount depends on the size of the horse, how much they are sweating, and how much they are drinking. You can ask your veterinarian for a recommendation.
The salt I use is labeled for livestock and can be purchased quite inexpensively. This picture is of the salt I am currently feeding. It is a natural mineral salt, so it also supplies trace minerals. Plain table salt can also be used (I suggest the salt that is not iodized).
If my horse is not drinking enough on the road I will often add a bit of salt to the ration. The amount of water a horse drinks is directly related to the amount of salt a horse eats. I have found adding salt to the grain has been a great way to keep my horses healthier on the road and at home. This loose salt is convenient to haul. I put it in a small tupperware like container with a measuring spoon. If you are like me anything that will help keep my horse healthy and help prevent colic is a great investment. I hope this tip will help you out on the rodeo road.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
By Edna Hancock
The other day I was sitting at a football game. Our team intercepted a pass and made a run for the end zone. He almost made a touchdown. The thing that stopped him was he looked back to see if there was someone trying to tackle him. When he looked back he slowed down and sure enough the guy that was on his heels was given the opportunity to tackle him.
As I sat in the stands and reflected on it. I realized that looking back in any sport will slow you down. DON'T LOOK BACK!!
If you are running poles, barrels, football touchdowns...what ever it is. DON'T LOOK BACK. Just the act of turning your head (and consequently your shoulders) slows you down. I have seen girls running poles look back to see if they knocked one over and slow down and then loose the coveted first place finish. DON'T LOOK BACK. It is alot easier to say then to implement, but if you practice that way it will be easier to do at the rodeo or football game or in life.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
by Lisa Woodland
This is an example of rodeo being a lifestyle not just a sport.
My husband left town for the weekend and left me and boys home to care for our small farm. He hadn't been gone more than 6 hours when everything started to fall apart. The boys had some friends over and they were roping and tying goats and being boys. Pretty soon I hear a huge commotion outside and went to see that my husbands big rope horse was out tromping on my grass and through my garden. This was an even bigger problem since it had just rained making the ground really soft now I have big hoof prints in my grass and through my garden. I think most of the vegetables survived however, the carrots did not. After getting the horse put away and things taken care of I went in to fix dinner.
The boys were feeding animals and playing. I fed the kids and then went out to check on the animals and make sure everything was OK only to find that the steers and the appaloosa pony had changed corrals and the pony was cleaning up the grain from the show steer. Huge problem and this is where if you are a new rodeo mom you need to pay close attention. There are ingredients in the show steer grain that can be very harmful to horses. So I panic start yelling for help and moving animals. The other problem that can be very deadly for the show steers is they were cleaning up the horses hay. Too much leafy alfa will make steers bloat.
Lesson number one is to make sure you know what feed goes to which animals. This can save you more heart ache down the road The small bales stacked to the ceiling are horse hay they are grass alfalfa the large bales on the sides in front are oat hay for the show steers. This is very important to know because the hay for the show steers is not good for the horses and the other way around.
This photo is the show steer grain if you look closely it has a lot to it. The photo on the right is just oats for horses. Even though both grains are similar it is very important to make sure you are feeding the right grain to the right animals. This can be a little overwhelming but just make sure everything has a place and container and then label them if you need to. This will help everyone stay on the same page you can even label the containers with the names of which animals they go to and on that label list how much they get how many times per day. Some older horses get joint supplement and conditioners where the younger horses get different supplements. What ever it is make sure things are labeled and safe for which horse or animal you are feeding.
The rest of the evening was uneventful how ever the next day turned out to be as eventful I will save that story for another post but concluded with the next night before going to bed, I made the rounds and found all of the animals properly fed and safely tucked in. The kids were bathing and getting ready for bed when we discovered the basement had flooded. With all of the rains from the week the floor drains in my basement back filled leaving me a mess. So lesson number two as much as you love to have a break from those rodeo dads it really isn’t worth it if you are the one staying home. So next time I am leaving and my husband is staying home.