Get to know Cayla Melby!
So looking back who has kept their goals, ambitions, resolutions from the New Year? I have seen many girls and women set these huge goals for themselves and the somewhere in the process of the last few months have lost sight of the prize. What went wrong? Was your goal to lose that last 20 pounds, to get that 4year old patterned and ready for some fall futurity’s, or to season that rodeo ready horse? Did the weight of the expectation get too big or unattainable? I’m a firm believer it was all about how you approach them.
Congratulations to 13-year-old Mia Hail, who just started barrel racing. From the looks of it, she’s got a bright future.
My legs just regained feeling and my heart pounded as though it was going to leap from my chest. I took a couple deep breaths. When I looked up my eyes focused on three barrels and we were gone.
Recently, as I headed out to start my truck and let it warm up, a minor winter disaster struck. The truck wouldn’t start. It was too cold because someone (me) forgot to plug it in. So, after many choice words to myself and a rescue by my father in law, my truck fired up and I was good to go. For anyone who has experienced the often extreme conditions of a northern winter, this scenario may sound familiar. I know I’m not the only one who has dealt with the elements of winter.
In March of 1998 I was blessed with the birth of a tiny, perfect sorrel filly that I named Miss EZ Rollin Jet (aka Tipper). Because she was so small, we didn’t break her until she was three and didn’t run her until she was five. She was a feisty mess who had an OPINION ABOUT EVERYTHING (and still does); however, in her second ever barrel race to enter, she ran exactly (to the thousandth of a second) off of Nancy Ortlip and Coal Thunder, who was then one of the toughest horses in the nation. I knew right then I had something “special.” What I didn’t know was just HOW SPECIAL she was… It didn’t take Tipper long before she was consistently running in the 1D at the toughest 4Ds in Oklahoma, and she has never looked back.