The month of April just flew by and here we are in May. April was a time to get resettled at our place in Oregon and then to hit some more rodeos out West. I feel like I am riding well and feeling good but struggling a bit to get the scores to place very high in the final standings but it will come. I always tell people they have to be patient, but then I am the first one to get impatient, on things like that. I think God is just challenging me to work on patience in all aspects of my life.
As you recall the last time I wrote I told you about our motorhome and how it was our home away from home. Well the last couple of days the motorhome has been testing my patience. Mike Beers and I left Clovis, Calif., on our way to Guymon, Okla., on Sunday night (April 29). Well the motorhome started acting up, so we pulled off into a parking lot and turned it off. This was around 10:30 p.m. We couldn’t get it to do anything, so we called a tow truck and they said they would arrive by 1:30 a.m. Well finally at 5:30 a.m. on Monday they showed up and towed us in. Unfortunately, where we were towed to the mechanic didn’t come to work until 1 p.m., so we just had to wait it out. He wasn’t able to fix it, so they towed us back closer to Los Angeles and we are hoping to get it fixed and be back on the road later today, hopefully no later than noon. We are supposed to be in Guymon, Okla., for the team roping slack on Wednesday and Thursday, so the window of getting there on time is starting to close on us but maybe we will be East bound sooner than later. Stay tuned for how this glamorous part of rodeo turns out for us.
So we are scheduled to be in Guymon this weekend and then I head back home until Redding, Calif., on May 18. I will go with the kids over Mother’s Day to their Pee Wee rodeo, so looking forward to that. Mike and I will then be headed north to Canada for four rodeos up there before I come back from my 5th Annual Bobby Mote Bareback Riding School in Madras, Ore., May 29-31. For anyone that is interested (pee wee riders to advance riders) spots are still available but get registered as soon as possible. Please click on the school tab at www.bobbymote.com and fill out the registration form. Should you have any questions feel free to contact me. I look forward seeing you there.
The kids and Kate are doing well and starting to get pretty busy with Pee Wee Rodeo starting. Charlie spent some time with me between Red Bluff and Clovis, Calif., rodeos. He then caught a ride back home with Brandon Beers from Clovis, so he could take some mandatory tests at school. Charlie’s horse got hurt when we moved everything back to Oregon, so we are scrambling right now to find him a horse to use during rodeo season. The horse we got for Trey, seems to fit Laura better, so she will probably use that horse and now Trey will use Laura’s. It is our little version of horse roulette I guess. That is one thing about the horses I get for my team roping is that they have to work for me but also have to be kid friendly so my kids can use them.
I am currently using Biscuit, which is a horse I bought last fall from Tyler Magnus and then this spring I got a horse called Murphy from Speed Williams. Trey rode him a few weeks ago, so he passed the kid test. I have been practicing on him and getting more comfortable with him and he with me.
Well I better see how they are coming on the motorhome. Thanks for reading and will talk to you again soon.
Until next time – take it easy and be blessed,
Four-time PRCA World Champion Bareback Rider