My Last High School Rodeo Essay examples

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I took a deep breath as I walked my horse into the Greeley Stampede Arena. I told myself just to "relax." I loped a circle around the arena to make sure that my horse was warmed up and ready to go. He was ready but I was starting to get nervous. I stopped in front of the roping box to put my piggin' string in my mouth. I looked at my calf in the chute to make sure that it was number 33, which was one of the best calves out of the whole set. It was, and I was ready to ride into the box and rope my calf, or attempt to rope my calf. I began to get more nervous, more nervous than I ever had been at a rodeo.

The reason for my nervousness was because it was the last rodeo of the High School Rodeo season. The last rodeo just so happened to be
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Part of the reason that I had this confidence was because of my new calf roping horse that I had bought. His name was Loopy. He was sixteen years old and had been to far more rodeos than I had. So needless to say he was experienced and very dependable. This was a change from my 2000 season where I was learning to rope calves and so was my horse. This year I could concentrate more on myself and I didn't have to worry about my horse.

The only time that he didn't work was at the first day of the State Finals Rodeo. I didn't blame him because I didn't want to work either. It had rained all night and part of that morning so the arena was about three feet deep with mud. I managed to rope my calf and tie him in a time of 13.3 seconds, although Loopy didn't work very well. This time gave me a sixth place finish and added five more points to my total. What was even more amazing is that I managed to get off of my horse without falling on my face, which happens a lot in the mud because your feet will stick. The next day of the Finals the arena was in good shape but I drew a bad calf and ended up placing tenth earning only one point. However, that point was very significant because it moved me from sixteenth place up to fifteenth place in the state. This meant that I qualified as one of the top fifteen and would come back to the short round the next day. I was excited that I had made it to the short round because the year before I

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