Monday, April 20, 2009

We have created a MONSTER


Jessie showed Oreo for the first time yesterday......and we have definitely created a MONSTER.




Who would have thought it would take 3 adults and 2 kids to get one little girl and one steer into the ring???


But she enjoyed it tremendously. And we (Todd and I) are sooooooo tired!



She showed in 2 classes, the market steer class and the Wayne County born and bred class. She ended up 3rd in her market steer class (out of 7) and 6th in the Wayne County class (out of 10). Not to shabby for her 1st time in the ring.
All we asked her to do was lead him (and hang onto him), keep his head up and scratch his belly and keep him calm. We didn't want her to set him up (getting his feet square so he looks nice) even though she knows how to do that and has been practicing. We thought it's enough for her first show to just hang onto him. Because he can be a butthead. She quickly figured out when she should be setting him up, and got him set up correctly in both classes.
She came out of the ring after the first class wanting to know when the next show was, where it was and if we could go.

I'm just glad she had a good time and didn't come out of the ring saying I'm NEVER showing a steer again.....

20 comments:

APA said...

That's awesome, Kris! So good that Jessie placed, but even better that she had a good time. Sounds like she's learned a lot because of all the time you guys spend at home with the children, the animals, with your farming and activities. Made my day!

Great pics and cute video, too! :)

Happy Monday!

Ana :)

luckysanjana said...

wow.........great experience for her...........the first time is always special...........

Gaynor said...

That is sooo cool! You must be very proud of her. Well done, very respectable placings for a first show.

scrappy quilter said...

That's awesome. We done and I would say respectable placings for her first showing. Great job!!

Suze said...

Way to go Jessie.........

We are all pleased with your accomplishments.

Aren't you blessed to have such a supportive family?

Granny Lyn said...

Nothing worse than a butthead steer!! tee hee,,,the video looks like she really handled him well!! tell her we're all proud of her!! What a gal....

audreypawdrey said...

She did wonderful! It is great when the first time goes so well. She is learning so many important skills along the way like presenting in front of an audience and showmanship which will serve her well in the years to come.

AJ said...

Wow, what an experience. It's great that she enjoyed it and did so well her first time.

farm mom said...

Go Jessie!! Congrats girl! :)

Kristie said...

That is so wonderful!!! I'm glad that she had a good time. It is a wonderful feeling as a mother to see one of your children having so much fun. I think it is great for kids to get into things like that. The boys show a couple of our horses and they just enjoy it so much. We haven't shown them for about a year, too busy building the house...
Kristie

Nancy M. said...

Yay! Jessi looks like she did an awesome job!

Michaela said...

Congrats to Jessi!! How cool is that. I enjoy the video, since I didn't grow up here, now I have a better idea about the whole thing. Looks really fun..
Now you can get some sleep.

Lib said...

Way to go Jess!Congrats!
Have a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

Julie said...

Congratulations Jessie!

Julie said...

aww...so cute. good on them both.
julie :)

Julie said...

I'm glad spring has decided to bless you with some warmth and sunshine. We have had some beautiful warm, sunny days during the week, but come the weekend, most of the time is gloomy and damp. All this week warmth and sunshine. Of course!

Hey, I'm hooked and giving you partial credit for that... I LOVE THRIFT stores! I went to one tonight and got some old sheets! I love them! I've also got a few other goodies.

Maybe some day I'll post about my finds. The first of May I'm going with a friend to a HUGE flea market. I'm so excited.

marit said...

Awesome! I NEVER would have done that! She did really great!

Gizmo said...

I don't know how all of you do it. I watch our "cattle people" at the fair, and they all seem to have a HUGE staff preparing for a/the show.
Congratulations to all of you!!! I see more - and much higher - placings in your future/s! :^D

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is so great that she is so enthusiastic about this......tell her well done!!

Gill in Canada

jacquie said...

sorry about the monster thing...but GOOD for her!!! i know those steers can be hard to handle. she's quite a trooper!