Monday, March 29, 2010
Steer this way
Well, I've been to a Horse Show and a Lamb Show but this was my first Cattle Show. Raquel's Heifer, Rogue, was in a local Cattle Show that the students use as a practice run.
The whole week before this show, she would run over to the farm and tend to her little girl by washing her and yes, blow drying her, combing her hair and clipping her. The farm was all a buzz and the students were very intense and focused. All went well and when it was all over everyone sighed with relief and exhaled. The kids had a good time and learned so much. From now on till the Fair (the end of July) it's practice practice and more practice.
Lining up and ready to rock and roll!
Rogue and Raquel with a practically perfect pose
and lining up while being judge...what fun!
For the Market Competition, which means the judges look at muscle and proportions and the physicality of the cattle, she received 7th place.
And for the Showmanship Competition which means how Rogue stands, behaves, hair and all the aesthetics...which includes how Raquel shows her heifer, she received 9th place.
Raquel is one happy cattle camper ~
update...she now has a lamb too and she had to read Animal Farm this weekend...Is it me or has my life turned into one big barnyard bruhaha?...lol I'll have pics of the little lambykins soon.