Saturday, September 19, 2015

Barrel Racin'

We picked Carson up from school, then took him to Baseball practice. The practice was in a field created by the owners of a ranch. While there we met the lady of the ranch, Charmayne James, who is an 11-time World Champion Barrel racer. Click on her name to see the page to advertise her clinics. Some of her horses were nearby, so I got pictures of them. I tried to get them to look up and pose for the camera, but didn't get very far.





For those of you not familiar with rodeos and barrel racing, here's a video to see the challenge. Note the horses also have to be highly trained. Bumping a barrel is a five second penalty.

Have a special Saturday, my friends. And catch the next rodeo that comes to town! Sharing today with Eileen at Saturday Critters.

Linda Kay

23 comments:

Gosia k said...

Barrel racing is very ntertesting and we don't have it in Poland

Revrunner said...

Made me chuckle. Just who is the better barrel racer--Charmayne or the horse? :-)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the pretty horses and the barrel racing video was fun! Both the horses and riders are awesome! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Snap said...

Barrel racing ... fast, dangerous, and very very smart horses! Fun post.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Never heard of barrel racing, but of course heard of rodeos..
I went to the link, and lovely horses.

Indrani said...

Knowing about barrel racing the first time, great info on it.
Happy Saturday with the critters!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

When I was growing up in small towns in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico barrel racing was all the rage. I loved it and realized reading your post I have not seen it in years and I miss it.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

so rude, refusing to pose!!

Gail said...

Thanks for my horse fix. I soooo miss mine.

Have a wonderful weekend.

William Kendall said...

The horses are more interested in grazing!

Hannah said...

I can see why the horses are so intent on grazing, it looks mighty dry and brown there. I hope they get some rain soon, and some nice green grass. The barrel racing is fun, the horse must be very important in that competition.

Grantham Lynn said...

Cool posts. What a fun day you had! I'll be at a horse show next Sun. so I'll have some pics to share!

Mike said...

"Have a special Thursday, my friends."
You can always tell a retired person. They answer the question "what day is it" with "uuuuhhhhhh".

TexWisGirl said...

some good solid horses, there.

DeniseinVA said...

Great photo of the horses Linda Kay. Hubby has a cousin whose daughter has been a barrel racer since she was pretty young. Now she writes for one of the horse magazines.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great video, Linda. I like your horse pics, even if they were too busy to look up for you!
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Friko said...

Goodness!

When I read ‘barrel racing’ I thought contestants would get into an open barrel and run with it. Or maybe roll in a barrel.
Not ride a horse between and around barrels.

Ah well, learned something new.

Mage said...

It's really sound tough sport too. :)

Rory Bore said...

Nice horses and looks like a great view too.
I can't believe I used to do that!! Barrel racing is so much fun. it's a big rush. And I often thought the horse loved it just as much because they get to run. Gosh, it was sooooo long ago, I'm not sure I could even stay on the horse now. ha

The Yum List said...

These are beautiful looking horsing.

Amy at love made my home said...

All new to me! xx

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Horses and humans alike are such tremendous athletes to do barrel racing! It amazes me, when I'm peeking between my fingers -lol-.

Lexa Cain said...

I love watching rodeos and barrel racing. Those barrel racing horses have to work so hard! I enjoyed the pics. Have a great week! :)

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