Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I've Been Branded!

A few weeks ago...I was Branded!!! I know that immediately some of you are thinking...hmmm, SCARLET WOMAN ??? GANG MEMBER??? SAILER??? HEIFER THIGHS???

Actually my Sissy COWGIRLJLYNN honored me by bestowing her and The Kings award, Your "One Rockin' Cowgirl!" Sissy CGJL wrote a very glowing description of why she believed I deserved this award. Yes... I will trade mounts with any Cowgirl who needs a break from her naughty equine...or whose anxiety may have reached her limit! I have worked real hard with Little Lady this summer to get her use to the PNW and all things green here. She was a real Rodeo Monster at the Pony Cousin Stampede and had never done any of they events until that weekend. She was attacked by a big blue tarp that got caught on her front hoof and even though there was a very frightening reaction she listened to me and regained control and became calm so I could dismount and "kill" the blue tarp monster! She has led almost every ride I had this summer, met her 1st Llama (LOL) and has gone out on trail rides all by herself!

However...5 years ago...I was having a hard time with my confidence and just like some of you was a very anxious rider. With Jesse's help and my determination to get through this...every year I have gained more confidence and experience.

I thank my Sissy and The King for this award...because I have worked very hard for 5 years to achieve this result!

I have been branded...

One Rockin' Cowgirl!!!

Your Desert Rose!


  1. Congratulations! I'm glad all your hard work has paid off. I can really relate to where you were with your riding because that is where I am at now. You have inspired me to just keep plugging away at it. Thanks!!

  2. Yeah! And we are lucky to have you there to help us through those moments when WE need it! Thanks cousin! Your guts and confidence help instill the courage in us to keep on trying and I know it's helped me. What a nice brand to get!

  3. Congratulations!! Well deserved! It is great to overcome the anxiety and get some confidence. Fabulous award!

  4. Congrats! That is a cool looking award. And you are very deserving! xo

  5. Congrats!! I love that award, and you deserve it!

  6. Congratulations on your award, it couldn't have happened to a sweeter cowgirl!

  7. Awesome...congrats! Maybe someday I'll earn one...every ride is getting easier! Thanks for your encouraging words! YaHOOOO!

  8. Congratulations on your well-earned award!

  9. Congrats my friend! I truly admire you. What I would I would give if you were able to help me with my grouchy, spoiled mare and somehow help me with rebuilding my self-confidance riding again. I think I'm stuck. I have no idea how to move past these obstacles. bah!
    Maybe you have some great advice to share?



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