Well, Sunday I went to a rodeo with my Dad. I got 2nd in the Break away roping, 2nd in the Goat tying, 1st in the Steer Stopping and 1st in the Open Team Roping. I have to say that I am more proud of the 1st in the Open Team Roping then anything. For those of you who don't know how ropings work I will tell ya. Everything is broke down into age groups up to the age of 16. Anyone over the age of 16 has to rope in what they call the Open event. (that just means it is open to anyone regardless of age) Well, there was this guy in his early 20s (a kid on a college roping team) looking for a partner for the team roping and I was all he could find. So I helped him out. To every ones surprise we won first. To tell you the truth Dad and I weren't surprised at all. It all comes back to the look of things. Everyone looks and me and my smaller sized horse as little kids. Okay, I am a kid but my size has nothing to do with what I can or can not do. Dr. Freeman once described me as "an example of how presistance over comes obsticals". I never really thought about it before he said that but now I am starting to see it all the time in my life. My Mom always told me that the only way to be a loser is to be a quiter. I never quit. I have tried many things in my short life so far, from Ice Skating to Calf Roping. Some things I am good at, but some things I am not all that great at. It doesn't mean however that I gave up in the middle of trying them or that I ever say "I can't" when I try them. Once I figure out I ain't so good at those things I just don't do them as often as the things I am good at. Let's face it ... it is more fun to do the things you are good at then things you are not so good at. And the size of the person (or horse) has nothing to do with being good at things. I know I may never be as big as a house, Heck I may not even be over 6 foot tall, but I will never let that have anything to do with the things I want to do in life.