August 1, 2009 Ranch Play Day

Well we had a good time. Weather was good and only a couple of wrecks but thankfully no one hurt bad just brusied pride. I think all had a good time.

We set up two classes, Novice and Expert so the folks with less experience and less experienced horses could have a chance to win. The Novice class was won by Klancy Jones with a perfect score of 135 on a well trained horse that belonged to Hunter Burnham. Second place went to Hunter Burnham on a young inexperienced horse with a score of 120. Third place went to Curly Packer with a score of 110.

There was a tie for the Expert class with two perfect scores by Hunter Burnham and Cheryl Bryant. We paid only one place with the experts. So we had to have a timed run off. Cheryl Bryant won the expert class with a perfect score in three minutes and ten seconds. Hunter had a booboo that cost her the prize with a time of two minutes and two seconds.

Thanks to Mary Kelley for taking pictures. If there are any other pictures out there, email them to Cheryl Bryant govcup@copper.net

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

You could just get your news from CNN and not bother me. Hunter Burnham and San Zana Blue.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Now what? Some stupid human thing I'll bet.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

I was right. That ball was perfectly okey where it was.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Run steer, Run!

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Too late, she has that rope swinging now.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

This must be clown ground, it feels funny.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

This is a what? Oh, a bridge to go across. Didn't see the gully under it.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Just let me look at it some more.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

This is the biggest apple I have ever seen.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Go ahead and miss that steer, everybody else is. Klancy Jones and San Zana Blue. Kurt Burnham helping out while Sonny Stiger judges. Bev Stiger must be there coaching.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Uh oh, the dreaded clown ground again.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Just for you, I'll go across it, again.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

The big apple again. I should just take a bite.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

I can push this apple around.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

This is just a spin around the block for me. Curly Packer and his wife's future horse.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Another human who thinks its going to rain. Who are they kidding?

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

All the news thats fit to show.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Drag the ball. What a drag.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

I'm going to drag that ball until its all dragged out.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

I'm so bored, Throw and miss already and lets move on.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Not impressed by your big apple. It doesn't smell very applely.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

I'll just stand here while you reach waaaaay out there.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

I actually like clown ground.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

You want me to do want in here????

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

I get what I'm supposed to do. Can I do it in the shade?

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Mules can do this stuff too.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

What?? Its not raining, no need for this slicker.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

This "I think its going to rain" must be contagious.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

I'll turn but my tail is telling you that I don't want to. Dee Burnham.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Now for the clown ground. I would so rather be standing around, but not on clown ground.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

I can do this. Its spooky and I have to lift my feet way up.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

I need to see where I'm going.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

I'm going to make sure you get your news from CNN. This is just too hard.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Swing that rope all day. I just don't care but the steer may leave.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Meanwhile in the parking lot, practice goes on.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

And many discussions, about stuff.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Jack Kelley watches safely behind the fence. HIs horse could care less.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Back on the playing field, another encounter with the big apple.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

I wasn't happy when you did that from my back so lets try it from the ground. Yep, I'm happier.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Still think you should get your news from CNN.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

I can turn, I have power steering, horse power steering.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

I can lift my feet as high as I have to. Not as high as I can, just as high as I need to.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Maybe I'll take you to the slicker and maybe I'll wait until it is actually raining.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Bridge is a piece of cake.

Horse and rider at the Ranch Play Day

Round and round the big apple.


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