Like the old days

Last week, Sam competed in the Chisholm Challenge, which has been part of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo for 18 years, (and Sam has competed every year.) The entire event was canceled last year, so simply returning to the arena felt like a victory. Plus, Sam got bucked off in practice last week, so getting back on the horse was a victory, too. Although, to be honest, I don’t think he would have considered any other option. Here are three short videos from speed events.

Ranch Riding. Sam came in first place.

Barrel Racing. Sam’s time came in second place.

Pole Bending. Sam’s time came in fourth place.



  1. Annette M Fuller on January 20, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Great videos! Way to go, Sam! Looks like a great mixture of discipline, skill learning and downright fun. Beautiful horse, too.

    • Peggy on January 20, 2022 at 9:37 pm

      The horses they find for the kids to ride are old souls. It’s hard not fall in love with them.

  2. Karen Jacobsen on February 21, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Nicely done Sam! You make it look so easy. Clearly a lot of practice went into this. Congratulations!

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