The day started at 7 am today, and I was third up with Fly - I was hoping we wouldn't do a repeat performance of last year when she was wondering why there weren't any sheep on the field. It was about a 225 yard outrun, and she stopped a little short on her outrun - I gave her the wrong flank, but THANK GOD she ignored me - something she doesn't do at all - obviously she was thinking I should have not had that second cup of coffee in the morning because it turned my mind to mush a bit. My glasses were a little grimy (I can make my own excuses) because I missed the fetch panels, and then turned short at the first drive panels. We got rest of the course done, and just about had them penned, and I decided to push the envelope (how do you push an envelope?) and pressured a steer to go in the pen - note to self - slower is often faster. In the end we go 134 points (out of possible 240 points) and in 21st place. They let the top 20 in, so if we can crack out a good one tomorrow, we may be lucky and get into the finals for Sunday.
Gin ran in the afternoon, and the cattle were alot more settled - they were happy to eat the infield a bit and chill them down. We didn't pen, but did end up 4th (and in the day money) with 197 points - will have to play the cards right and get another decent score to get in. As they say, it ain't over until the fat lady sings (and I won't be singing until tomorrow at about 5 pm).
2 years ago