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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Blue Monday

Another beautiful Blue Monday with Jeanne at backyardneighbor.typepad.com
Last week, I showcased a very special young man in my life.  Today, I am featuring another one.  The sad thing is he lives out of town, and do not get to see as much as I would like.

Most young fellows at a certain age might want a hobby horse.  Not this one.  He prefers the real ones. Rodeos are the name of his game. He gets it honest, as his dad worked the rodeo circuit for a long time.  He left it for the executive world.
This is Sam. He just turned 11. He specializes in Calf roping, also known as tie-down roping. The goal of this timed event is for the rider to catch the calf by throwing a loop of rope from a lariat around its neck, dismount from the horse, run to the calf, and restrain it by tying three legs together, in as short time as possible.  Timing is crucial  He is very good.  Won several awards.  Some of the nicest belt buckles. Last year, he got his own horse, Lollipop, which makes it easier using the same horse all the time.

 
Before every performance, Sam and his friends have prayer.  No one suggested this.  They did it all on their own.  It shows a lot about what kind of home they have been raised in.


He would also make a fine TV personality.  This is a "pretend" broadcast when he recently visited a local TV station.

 

12 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wow. Sam has some exciting goals in his life. And love his smiling face in the last photo.

aktuellabilder said...

Looks like a natural born when it comes to riding and hosting tv as well.

CailinMarie said...

I enjoyed reading about Sam. Thank you for sharing! That is quite a demanding sport he is involved in! Good for him.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Not a sport that I'd want to indulge in, but I admire the skill of those who do!

Ann said...

Sam is mighty in talent and spirit!!!!! What a fine young man to love--thanks for sharing his pictures. He would also make a fine tv personality.
Ann

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Wonderful grandson, such a sweet young man.
Joy

Edna B said...

What an ambitious young man. He has a bright future ahead of him. I love the photo of the Analee Mr & Mrs Bunny dolls.

Easter was sunny and mild here. Pogo and I enjoyed a wonderful lazy day. He spent most of the day sun bathing in front of his door. I hope your day was as enjoyable as ours was.

You have a wonderful evening, hugs, Edna B.

Jeanne said...

Hi LV, I dearly love your post about Sam. What a handsome young man and it is so much fun to see him in action on a horse. Lollipop must have really made him happy. He is very lucky to be a part of your family. Thank you for sharing Sam with us on Blue Monday. With his ambition he will be what ever he wants to be.

The mountains are lovely today with blue skies and 70 degrees. Life is good.

Wishing you happy days my sweet friend.
Love, Jeanne

Annesphamily said...

What a wonderful post about Sam! It touched my heart how he and his friend pray. There is really nothing better than that! Gosh, that is a tough life and it takes a lot of dedication. I enjoy country music and was always a big fan of Chris Ledoux, he was a rodeo cowboy for many years. Best of luck to Sam, he is quite a handsome fellow and I wish him well. The photos are wonderful, thanks for sharing him today. xo

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You must be very proud of Sam, LV. I know how hard he must train to rope a calf--I've seen quite a few rodeos here in Colorado to appreciate that skill. It is also nice he prays before he goes on. He is a very handsome young man!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a good-looking and talented young man! I think he is going to go far in life!

Adam said...

That looks like a tough talent