Well it finally happened!! I participated in the local jackpot barrel race for my first official time!!! Now you all need to understand that I haven’t even really walked a pattern yet, and boy do I have a lot more work to do! But this experience was mind blowing! The amount of support I had was amazing, girls I have never met before where cheering me on! And giving me pointers, the whole experience was mind blowing!! I am truly a very blessed person! I walked and trotted the pattern, not the best I must say, but everyone has to start somewhere! I got the amazing time of 52.2 seconds lol but for that 52.2 seconds I could not have been happier!! I have learned a lot through all this. that barrel racing is about you, it’s about having fun and doing what you love who cares what time you got , you went out overcome fear and put all your trust in a 1200lb animal! I could not be more impressed with myself right now!!! And so impressed with the women in this horse community, thank you all so much you all are a true blessing!!! And huge thank you to my best friend who let me ride the most amazing horse ever! Now it’s time for work outs and endless hours in the saddle and hopefully next week I can lope the whole patter!!!