Friday, October 30, 2009

Cowboy Halloween

                   Traditionally Halloween is a holiday for dressing up as something different than you are everyday of the week.  When you are a cowboy
there is something about your loyalty that can't let you be something
different.   As hard as I have tried to convince my cowboy to be something
different for Halloween he always comes back to his roots.   This year is no exception!

2009  Cowboy Santa  
Chaps, Hat and cowboys boots included

2008   Zorro   Black Hat, Black shirt, Black Wranglers, Black boots  (I'm still a Cowboy)

2004 A knight isn't complete with out his horse

2003  Bullseye and Zeak (not Woody)

A rodeo clown was he for 2 years in a row because mom I'm not a clown or a bullrider I'm a roper.

Some other things we have in our cap are John Wayne, Man from Snowy River, and my favorite idea if they can make it work are Team Roping Partners, One is the Header, one as the Heeler.  I told them they had to be creative and they could do it next year.
Rodeo moms we have an obligation and duty to keep our heritage strong even on Halloween.  Be creative and have fun! Love the life we live and don't try to be different because it is Halloween, Celebrate your Cowboy Heritage because, it's Halloween.
From one rodeo mom to another.
  "Just let' em be Cowboys!'
 That's what they are.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Easy Dinners for Practice Nights 2

by Lisa Woodland

Here is another easy dinner recipe:

BBQ Sandwiches

2 lb Beef & Pork
1 Large Onion
Montreal Steak Seasoning
Salt and Pepper
16 oz Dr Pepper (Put half the bottle in with the roast.)
BBQ Sauce (Your Choice)

1. Cook roast with 1/2 Dr Pepper, onion, and seasonings in crock pot or Dutch oven for 6 hours. (Perhaps while you are at work)
2. Take roast out and shred it back into the crock pot or Dutch oven.
3. Add BBQ Sauce and the rest of the Dr Pepper. (Keep on a low temperature)
3. Go out and practice.
4. Come in and serve on a Hamburger bun, on top of a salad, or in a tortilla.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Worth Quoting

"We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn" Mary Catherine Bateson

So true and helpful in Rodeo I am always learning new things.    

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Easy Dinner for Practice Nights

One of the hardest things for me as a rodeo mom is dinner time. What usually happens is the kids get home from school and have a snack and then we are rushing to get home work done so we can practice.  At 8:00 or later we are rushing to get home to put away horses eat dinner and get in bed just so we can do it all over again.  Here is an easy meal that can be prepared ahead and then thrown together in the end.

Dutch Oven Pizza

Rhodes bread dough (1 loaf per Dutch oven)
Pizza sauce (1 can per pizza)
Toppings of your choice
Mozzarella cheese
Charcoal briquettes
12-14 in Dutch oven
1. Line Dutch oven with tin foil. Spray with a thin layer of cooking spray. Spread 1 loaf of dough in bottom of Dutch oven. Add sauce and toppings your choice. Put lid on Dutch oven.

2. Start charcoal and then go saddle horses. The coals are ready when they turn grey. Line 15-20 coals evenly in a circle and set Dutch oven on top then add 20-25 coals on the top of the Dutch oven. More coals on top then on bottom.
3.  Bake 25-45 minutes to cook depending on how hot your coals are.  Check every 10 minutes to avoid burning. If you see a hot spot redistribute the coals.

This can be cooking while you are practicing.  The arena works great because of the sand and coals. Clean up is easy!

Calf Roping - Picture of the Week

I love live action shots.  Look at the curl come around.  That calf is caught!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Goat Training Tip

A couple of ideas on getting your goat horse to run past the goat.

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

Too Cute Cowboy - Picture of the Week

This cowboy is too cute.  He kinda has a Kenny Chesney island looking shirt on! Could you really say no to this?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Barrel Clinic

OCTOBER 17-18, 2009
LIMITED TO 12 riders
For more information, call Nancy
(801) 745-2079 or (801) 791-5341

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Worth Quoting

"Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it."

Mia Hamm

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Steer Wrestling Quick Tip

It is important in Steer Wrestling to keep your feet in front of you.  As you lean down off your horse onto the steer, be sure to let your horse continue to run by.  This pulls your feet forward and puts them in the right position.  If you pull your feet off, they will be behind you and you risk the possibility of you and the steer going end over end. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Steer Wrestling At It's Best - Picture of the Week

Check out the feet off the ground. He is already getting his head turned before his feet even touch!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Tyler Magnus Team Roping Clinic

Tyler Magnus 
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