Personal Narrative: A Rodo's Legacy

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National Junior High Finals
“It is guts and love and glory one mortals chance at fame his legacy is rodeo and cowboy is his name.” Baxter Black. This quote represents how I feel about rodeo. I made it to Junior High National Finals in Lebanon, Tennessee. You have only two weekend rodeos and then a state rodeo to make it to the finals, so you have to work extra hard and have consistent good runs. The year before I missed making it to the Finals by two points, all I needed was two more points and I would have tied for fourth place and would have made it in the goat tying. I was really devastated that all my friends were going and I had missed it by only a couple points. All I could think about was what could have I done differently, what could I do to better my runs. The rest of the summer I kept practicing and going to some other rodeos until school started.

That winter I practiced a lot, I worked hard at goat tying, barrel racing, and break- away roping. When the first rodeos came I was nervous, but I was also super excited because I knew I could make it if I had consistent and good runs. The first three rodeos I was sitting third in the goats and fifth in the barrel racing, I was not even
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It took about twenty hours to get there, when we pulled in it was so electrifying knowing that you were going to be competing against people from every state. It was super hot and humid there and our horses were not used to it so we had to hang fans on their stalls and make sure they drank plenty of water. I was very nervous for my first run which was in the barrel racing, my horse was very nervous too. There was a lot of noise and things going on that scared her a lot, when it was our turn to go we didn’t do good. We had a no time because we broke the pattern. At the time I was so mad but I had to remember that she was young and it was her first time being at a big place and it was not all her

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