It’s official!

Well just this week it was officially announced that I am a candidate for Miss Rodeo USA, nervous, excited, and just really really busy only begins to describe everything going through my head. Am I ready to tackle the biggest challenge of my life (yes it is even bigger than trying to make the corgi […]

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Boy Am I Thankful

I am so thankful, for so many things that they could never possibly be written. But mostly I want to say I am thankful for each and every individual that has passed through my life, equine, canine and human. I am incredibly blessed for all of you, and the ways that you improve my life.

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A Grand Old Time

Whew I survived! My first Grand National Rodeo as a staff member. With 2 weeks, visits from 5 family members, one botched horse show class, and 500 students in one school tour; I can officially say this was the best Grand National ever. Running around our facility I was right in my element, making sure […]

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At it Again

Well I am back at it again, bit by the rodeo bug. After a personal phone call from one Harmony Latham, hometown friend and Miss Rodeo USA herself, I headed to the Miss Rodeo USA Clinic. One jet plane ride, three days of instruction and several strangers turned family I walked away with a ton […]

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On the Rodeo Road Again

Well, big kid life can’t keep me down for long! This weekend I was able to escape the big city and venture south for the iconic, California Rodeo Salinas. Following Mother-Lode when I sent Mouse down south, she was quickly scooped up by Rachel. With her pony out of commission it was my turn to […]

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Re-Entering the Real World

I have barely had time to write since rodeo week. It feels like I have to remember how to live outside my rodeo world. My time at the barn has been replaced with time on the highway and my events have been replaced with long hours at the office. But I wouldn’t have it any […]

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Closing a chapter

As promised, rodeo week! The week in between was spent racing about to school visits, radio interviews, and making sure everything was ready to roll. I was so incredibly excited to share my rodeo not only with Rachelle, whom I had watched be crowned, but also Miss Rodeo California, Rachel, who I traveled with earlier […]

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Where has the time gone?

It is May? Seriously I cannot believe it is May. I am officially no longer a rodeo queen. I’m what we affectionately call a has-been. But before I can get into that, I have to tell you about the last month! Following the wedding in true Reba style I managed to kill my truck, like […]

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The rodeo family

It is almost May… I can’t believe it’s almost May. So much has happened that I have forgotten half it. But let me tell you it’s been so worth it. We survived millions of ticket turn-ins, realized each and every one of these girls are my new family and traveled to several rodeos. One of […]

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Darn that Coyote Sam!

At Motherlode we have a very unique (ok yea like half what we do is weird and different) ¬†tradition. Coyote Sam and his band of bandits (read this as a bunch of the Posse guys dressed in costumes) hijack downtown, ride horses up the street with cars, shoot black powder guns and steal something that […]

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