Zigzagging through the poles. a timed event with a penalty for knocking over a pole.
I expected to see a lot of horse trailers pulling in this morning for the Sheriff's posse gymkhana thing, but there was nothing going on. The parking areas were empty, and the event buildings were empty, I assumed they canceled it. But then along about 11 o'clock here they come and actually got the thing going about lunchtime.
I can't tell you the disappointment I felt when I finally realized the horses weren't going to be doing any gymnastics, no backflips, no cartwheels, no uneven parallel bars, absolutely nothing that any run-of-the-mill horse can't do. On top of that there was no Sheriff and the posse consisted of a bunch of unarmed children, a pitiful excuse for a posse if there ever was one, it's a wonder Tucson has survived as long as it has.
I re-upped for another week of boondocking this morning. I knew I was going to be staying till after Christmas the last time I re-upped but since there's no price advantage to signing up for more than one week I prefer to re-up every week that way I have the freedom to leave or stay depending on how I feel at the moment.
I don't know what I'm going to do about the New Year's holiday, I don't know if I want to re-up for another week here at the fairgrounds or leave on December 30th which is when my current one week stay runs out. I guess I won't be able to figure that out until I determine where I would like to go next, so knowing me I won't worry about it until the 29th.
Horses can be frightened of just about anything, a stick, a rock, a pole, this one decided at the last second that pole was dangerous and he didn't want to get anywhere near it.
Ranch girls relaxing on their horses talking about what girls always talk about.
Real Christmas spirit
Making the turn to go back through the poles. most of these kids appeared to be ranch kids so they probably grew up on a horse, and they know how to ride.