Dec. 6, 2011
Wise Guy of Classic Pro Rodeo is a legend in bareback riding. That horse has been around for quite a while and he's a winner. Typically if somebody who rides good has that horse they'll be in the 90s or high 80s. That's what you need here, you need a great horse because they're all so good. Got to have a great horse here because everyone's on top of their game and it's great competition. Feels good when you get a chance to win.
I knew that horse was going to turn out, sometimes he'll take a little run before he blows in the air. But today he really didn't. He just went out about one jump and he leaps really high in the air and throws his head. He just keeps jumping higher and higher. For an 1,100-pound old bucking horse, you wouldn't think he'd have that much juice in him, but he's good.
The last time I had him was when the Winter Tour Finale was at the MGM Grand. You remember ones like him.
Things are starting to get rolling. There's nothing you can do when you're not getting on good enough stock. It's not that there is not good horses, they just weren't good enough to win money on here.
It's frustrating when you feel like you're doing all you can do. We all expect to win. I'm the first one that just gets impatient. Hardes thing to do at this rodeo, but I've had to do it almost every year. Seems like it always starts out slow for me. I have to just not change something if it's not broken. I have to stay positive and keep looking forward to the next one. Sooner or later it always seems to turn around.
Every good finals I've ever had has started off really slow. I don't really like that trend, but it's worked in the past so I'm not giving up.