Thursday, December 14, 2006
What were u doing June '83?
Here's me ropin' out at Fort Robinson. What you see here is a breakaway roping. It's for youth and points for the world show are earned for placing. Someone had asked my dad if he would enter me to increase the number of participants and consequently increase the number of points for the winner. It's known as "filling" a class. Anyway, Dad said sure, put me on his horse, and sent me to the box. I ended up winning it. I think it's a good example of visualization (training and learning in your mind) because although I had watched my dad a million times b/c I was stuck manning the chute, I'd never practiced or even wanted to do it. My brain just recorded the actions and when shoved into the fray made the body execute them. I do a lot of visualization on my bike because it's really only in your head where you can practice perfectly. So, I try to practice taking corners, reride bits of cross-courses, or see how to apply a strategy or skill in my head. I find this a good occupation while on the trainer.