Hello out there in cyberworld! Just a quick update on some changes made on my website:
1. Keepsake items and coffee cups will still be available to order online.
2. Digital downloads are a thing of the past.
3. To order prints, shoot me a message and I will get them in the mail to you! Sometimes a picture requires some cropping in order to fit a specified size need, so I have found it easier for me to be able to do that for my clients instead of making you do it.
4. Some prints will be retiring, but I will post which ones and the quantity run before removing them.
5. As always, I value your patronage. If you have a question about a picture or an item, shoot me a message and let's chat! I'll do what I can to make your experience the best possible 👍
Sometimes we have to slow down to go faster.
It’s really important to take away the speed of the steer to make a smooth corner for our heeler. We as headers have a lot of influence on the handle we give our partner. If we turn the steer off at the same speed we are going down the arena, the steer will tend to want to whip their hind end out and their back feet will usually not be in sync because they are tying to stay on their feet.
How we ride our horse to use their body in a way that takes the momentum away from the steer and allows us to control the flow of the run can really affect the outcome of a run. We really want our horses using their hind end to take away the speed of the steer. When we have a solid foundation and use correct techniques, we increase our horses chances of staying healthy long term.
To do this after I get my head catch, I then dally, sit down in my seat, and slightly put a little pressure on my reins. This gets my horse to use his hind end, which gives him a solid stance to handle the steer. It’s similar to the saying “Lift with your legs, not your back.”
Once the steer’s head is bent slightly, I will then ask my horse to move out in front of the steer with the same speed I have slowed him to.
This gives my heeler a chance to get timed up and deliver sooner, therefore making for quicker runs.
Team Washington took another win! Our PRCA knowledge bowl team won first place yesterday afternoon at the knowledge bowl competition and each member on the team received a college scholarship. This was such an amazing experience and Washington is now the two time reining PRCA Knowledge Bowl champs! #teamwashington#misswshsra#NHSRA#NHSFR#PRCA#PRCAknowledgebowl
Ya’ll know that 4 year old dark grey gelding, Black Jack, I’ve been showing with the kids riding? Well here he is practicing being a pick up horse with Jesse! He’s one awesome horse! Sorry, he sold today but we do have several other cool horses. We won’t sell you something that isn’t a fit for you! #geldings#horsesforsale#jessebail#bailranch#pickuphorses#prca
Well today didn’t go as planned but we always try to have the best time possible no matter what! Congratulations to @billtutor for leading and @padenhurst for making an 80 point ride. I was 77.5 and just needed more horse power. I hope everyone had a good time! @oralcancerfoundation
Manuel Enos told me the story of Miss Klamath before she had to be put down. He said that there was no qualified rides but one. That was Bill Ward but the mare bucked into a fence and that was the only reason he rode her. This picture of Deb Copenhaver they say rode with blown Stirrup or missed out or something I think he made the Whistle but was disqualified. Miss Klamath Bucked for 5 years. She was just 15 years old when she broke both hind legs. when Manuel Enos got on her as a mount out her last trip in Ogden. It was a sad day for the Christensen Brothers. Everybody turned her out back in the day because they knew that they couldn't ride her. But all the tough bronc riders like Casey Tibbs, Deb Copenhaver, Guy Weeks, Marty Woods, Jim Shoulder, Tom Teschner, Enoch Walker, Jackie Wright and others were all flattened out. Not to take anything away from Bill Ward he was one of the toughest saddle bronc riders in the world at that time but if the big mare hadn't hit the fence at Klamath Falls Rodeo there many a top old-time bronc Rider still around who don't believe that he would have ridden her. Photo by Devere Helfrich.