Morgan had a clean run (didn't knock down any poles) and got a time of 23 seconds (and some fraction of a second - I cannot find my times/points notebook and it's too late and cold to go outside to see if its in the car).
Brooke was having a great pole run until Morgan started cheering for her - then she knocked over a pole. No more cheering until she's clear of all poles! Brooke would have had a 22 second run, but received a 5 second penalty.
Because it was a holiday weekend, there weren't very many people there. Rain and cold do not keep horse people home from a horse show, so I knew it must be the holidays. A small show is good and bad. Good in that you get more points. Bad in that you get less money. Good that it was over quickly. This was very good, considering the cold!
Morgan running the barrels. Look at that dirt fly! Not bad for a 19-year-old horse! And a 10-year-old rider!Brooke and Morgan both did well. Morgan placed out of the money both times. Brooke won second place in Li'l Chaps Barrels. And they both received points.
Honeybee gets very excited and a bit keyed up before running. She acts differently in an arena than she does loping around outside. That energy is good - but she likes pole bending better than barrels. She does well at both, but you can tell she likes poles better.
Look how low Honeybee is to the dirt! You want the horse to get low and spin her back legs around to get the best speed.
Second place! Good job, Brooke!