Torrington Jackpot

My friend, Deb, was kind enough to babysit me today.  She took me with her to the barrel racing jackpot in Torrington.  Since I still consider myself “new” to Nebraska, I took for granted that I’d be in Nebraska for this shindig.  I was a bit surprised when we crossed the state line into Wyoming.  It wasn’t that far into Wyoming, but I was excited to see some new territory just the same.

Deb was kind enough to pull over so I could get a shot of Scottsbluff.

Deb was kind enough to pull over so I could get a shot of Scottsbluff.

Deb's rig is quite comfortable for humans and animals.

Deb’s rig is quite comfortable for humans and animals.

I tried (and failed) to record Deb’s run, but Harley (the young horse) did well.  (My daughter needs to give me lessons on how to use her video camera.)  I was so disappointed to not have the whole run on video, but I will do better if she ever invites me again.

I had plenty of time to stroll around and photograph many beautiful horses.  I had the pleasure of meeting a nice young lady named Bailey.  Actually, I saw her run in the arena, loved her horse, and followed her to her trailer to ask if I could get a picture of the horse.  Bailey was kind enough to let me take a picture of Shambo.  I hope Bailey visits the blog to see the picture.  🙂

Shambo is a beautiful buckskin mare.

Shambo is a beautiful buckskin mare.

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Bailey caught this horse during our chat.

Bailey caught this horse during our chat.

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This lady was kind enough to pose for me.

This lady was kind enough to pose for me.

Subway, Deb’s dog furry child, was quite indignant because Deb put his collar and tether on him for safety.  There was a road right beside the rig, so she made sure he was safe in spite of his protests.

Subway was not happy.

Subway was not happy.

Deb and Harley had a good run, and I had fun watching all the horses.

 

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