Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Yesterday there was a team roping at a cowboy church in Jacksonville. Hubby went to rope in it, the weather was absolutely beautiful! Him and "Roo" did a great job! I'm so very proud of them! He had several runs and came back in the short gos with all his runs! Didn't break the barrier and "Roo" handled very well. All in all a great day!! He has team roped for years on "Pesky" (aka Old Man), he retired him about 5 years ago. Wish I had more pictures of them too, man they were awesome to watch. He won tons on him and "Pesky" is truly a one of a kind horse! I will have to do a post on him, he has a awesome story. Lawsie the day something happens to him. He has started "Roo" in team roping and is slowly starting to haul him. "Roo" is his day working horse, but a green horse when it comes to team roping. The plan is to get "Roo" going and I'm going to head off of him and he is going to heel off my mare. We'll be team Woodall!
Waiting to hear running order of teams!
Woo Hoo! Clean!

Dallying and fixing to turn left!

Taking a dally!

Waiting on the heeler!

Releasing the loop!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


A couple of weeks ago I recieved a email to do a book review on 2 horse books by Jenny Oldfield. They are Juvenile fiction for ages 9 & up. I recevied my books and have just finished the last one. I was very impressed overall by both books. Very clean horse releated fun in each book. That is hard to find this day and age.

The first book I read was Wild Horses. The main character is Kirstie Scoot and she lives for horses. (my kind of girl!) The setting is Half Moon Ranch her Grand parents ranch. She moved there when she was 9 years old. The ranch is located at the end of a 5 mile dirt road off Route 3 out of San Luis. A small town with only a grocery store, gas station and one main street. After her grand father's death they turned the ranch into a small vacation center for paying guests. Which included lodging, meals, trail rides, etc. She is leading a horse trek through Miner's Ridge when a land slide causes her to be trapped alone with a wild proud stallion. The stallion is injured during the land slide and Kirstie and another lone man help the stallion with his wounds and form a lasting bond. It is a great story, even though there interruption of ranching and use of words is different than ours here. I would highly recommend it to any horse crazy girl.

The second book I read was Rodeo Rocky. Kirstie Scott is the main character again and it takes place on Half Moon Ranch as well. It is alittle slow to start and the rodeo lingo she uses it different from ours, but all in all a good book. While Kirstie and the guests from the ranch are at a local rodeo she sees a horse being beaten and stricken to be ridden by a cowboy. Her heart goes out to this horse and she feels a instant connection with him. She conceives her mother to buy the horse and takes him back to the ranch. She begins working with the horse and builds his trust and eventually winds up riding him on trail rides. He has a set back on the trail one day and she realizes she has to trust the horse to get her home safely. Another good book by Jenny Oldfield that I would recommend as well.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Earlier this week Shirley over at Ride A Good Horse tagged me with What's In Your Truck? So here is what is in my truck! Pics aren't that great, it was so sunny and the way I was parked the light was bad, but here they are!

Front seat: purse, Ruger (Mrs. Mom you should recognize this!), Little Cowgirls spurs~goat rope~hobbles~and multiple ponytail holders on the gearshift, water, spit cup, Coggins notebook on the other side of the console.

Back seat: camo snack bag, multiple headstalls, reins, tie downs, rope bag, camera case, roping glove, extra clothes.

One little cowgirl! Her blanket is in the window behind her!

What's this! Well he is not technically in my truck, but he was sure nosey when I was un looking this morning!

Now you're probably thinking she doesn't have alot of stuff in there! Well, I have a tool box that I keep alot of extra stuff in! Extra clothes bag for little cowgirl, bungee cords, ropes, chinks, boots, cattle prod, rodeo box, first aid kit, etc, etc. That just barely scratches the surface! Then in the bed of my truck: more ropes (you can never have too many!), clippers, multiple sorting sticks, tire iron, blocks, toy bag, cooler. Think that's about it! Me and hubby did make a deal when we got this truck that we were going to keep it clean and organized. So that is why it isn't too bad. Our old dually Oh lawsie me!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

NEWS updates & more...........

**Edited on 10/11/08** Here are the prizes I won, expect the check from our Women's Ranch Rodeo. At this time I am choosing not to say a whole lot about the reason behind taking it off. Mrs. Mom I feel a PSA coming on, but will refrain at this time, since I'm so livid! Some people really need to find better things to do with there time, instead of finding such trivial items on my blog to throw a fit about!

Okay I know I have been MIA on posting this week! LOL! Been busy! Last Sunday we had our Women's Ranch Rodeo at our church. Had a great time and got to meet a fellow blogger! Woo Hoo! Got to meet The Wife from Gizzards & Calf Fries! She is super sweet gal and I was blessed to have met her! I had wanted to get our picture together and never got my camera out of the truck! UGH! I rode on 2 teams and did real well! My team B & W Cattle Co. placed 3rd and won the handmade stirrups and money! And my 2nd team Buckshot Cattle Co. placed 6th and won the hay bag. It was a great day filled with fellowship and tons of fun! Looking forward to next year! Hope to have pictures from the rodeo this next week and get them posted.

I'm a Aunt again! My sister had her little girl on 10/3/08 at 1:18 a.m. She was 8 # 5 oz., 20 1/1 inches long and her name is Priscilla Lynn Jordan. She and baby are doing well. Can't wait to see pictures of her! That makes 7 kiddos and 2 adults=9 total!

Hubby is gone this morning to his first team roping on "Roo." I'm so excited for him and nervous at the same time! Hoping him and "Roo" do well! I'm very proud of him already on how he has taken his time getting "Roo" ready. You can rush things, but you pay for it in the end! Then he is in a ranch rodeo this evening at our church. So another busy weekend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008