Two Black Eyes

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i wanted to rope off the wild one-the cutting horse who was afraid of a maguey rope.

She, the horse, and I were, I suppose, fearful of some parts of life and we attracted each other.

I was maybe 15, 16 years old and qualified to run ribbons in the ribbon roping contest that summer

for the TYRA rodeo finals. But I needed to be in two different events.

i was good at running on the ground, but I never learned to glue myself in the saddle.

Early on, I disliked riding horses, yet my brothers and sister all rode, so I really could offer no excuse. Yet, I compensated- I was fast on my feet and could pull the ribbon off a calf’s tail before you could slap your knee….I had already won several silver buckles in the ribbon roping contest prior

to qualifying for this final yearly event.

why I decided to saddle up the mare and try roping off her has me still scratching my head.

I suppose I was trying to create some effect. Well, some effect was was I got.

this fearful mare with me on top, came busting out of the shoot with my lasso going in circles over my head trailing a calf.

to which the mare did not take a likin’ to. I was torpedoed off her and into the back fence of the roping arena in which I got a real up close look at my lucky stars through the lens of two black eyes.

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About Mary Rensberry Author at QuickTurtle Books®

There ARE solutions and answers, miracles, so to speak in life. This is my personal spiritual journey of living beyond the Catholic, Baptist & Non-denominational Churches yet finding strength and confidence in who I AM today, a spiritual being. I have a condition called scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, but it doesn't define me. In fact, I am not my body. I am a spiritual being. I am a spirit operating at this time in my body. With your comments, prayers and most wonderful positive thoughts we can all become more able and successful so that we can transform our lives and live 'heaven on earth'. A miracle! I've written several books published through our business, QuickTurtle Books®. Among them are: I AM SPIRIT, The ABC's of an Ideal Spirit Christmas Christmas Everyday My Successes & Wins Journal Colors Talk Nature's Gift to Humanity Fowl Art II Fowl Art Listen Wake's Day It's Black and White, A Turtle Quest for the Ages/Navigating the ADHD Controversy
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