It's Rodeo time in Mineral Wells. Keannon wanted to go with me on the Trail Ride Thursday May 7th . We didn't do the whole ride which begins at the Parker County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Grounds in Weatherford. The group stops in Millsap for lunch. That's were Keannon and I join the group to ride the rest of the way to Mineral Wells. It's about 7-8 miles.
We had to share the road every once in a while. This time it was a big rig!
I was admiring this hay field! It should be a good hay crop this year. The tall grass was so pretty waving in the wind!
Not even halfway through the ride Diamond pulled his front right shoe. I just had shoes put on the day before the ride! I had heard him catching it while we were riding. I was thinking if he didn't quit overreaching he was going to pull it and sure enough he did.
We got the shoe on and picked up one more horse to do the Rodeo parade.
The 3rd horse was for Kennedy. This was her first time to ride in the parade!
He looks pretty good on Diamond, doesn't he? Doyle doesn't like him as well as Clyde. He still needs some work to get him to the point he will relax and just stand. Course this is only his second time to do something like this.
Kennedy was excited to get to do the parade!
It was so nice of a couple of people to take pictures for me while the parade was in process. I couldn't do that with riding and leading a horse.
This one was taken by Kennedy's Nana (Vanessa's step-mother Janice).
This one was taken by my scrapbooking friend Nanci. The parade route goes right by the scrapbook store's new location.
I believe you're looking at a future Rodeo Queen! She already knows how to do the wave!
This and the next photo was taken by our local newspaper The Mineral Wells Index. Doyle riding with another Palo Pinto Sheriff's Posse member Scott Simonton.
We were right behind Doyle, I just hate they didn't get Kennedy. I am hoping some others got some pictures. I just haven't heard from anyone yet.
After the parade we took a few minutes to cool our heels then we went on to the Rodeo. Vanessa wanted to ride in the Grand Entry so we had to do some tack changes to be ready.
Me and Vanessa. You can see the top of Kashton's head!
Me and the hubs, lined up to begin the Grand Entry.
Have a good one!