WBKR Listeners Ride “Sandy the Horse” to Snag Rodeo Tickets [PHOTOS]
This morning there were tickets for the Lone Star Championship Rodeo up for grabs. You just had to pay a penny, ride "Sandy the Horse" at Meijer, and get an embarrassing photo taken to get them! These photos are amazing.
So yesterday Chad says to Barb. "Hey, we have Lone Star Championship Rodeo tickets and we need to give them away tomorrow." I'm already looking at him like, what now brown cow.... or horse? He goes on to say, "I think it would be amazing if you go to Meijer, and ride the penny horse. I was going to send Angel, but you know what will happen. I’ve fallen and I can’t giddyup." So, as always I'm second best for the job.
I immediately have flashbacks to my first ever Facebook Live video on WBKR. First ever and I decided it would be a wonderful idea to ride a horse, in the 100 degree heat, at the Henderson County Fair. IN A DRESS. It was rather unfortunate and I'm still scarred all of these years later.
This time, I'd rather embarrass you than me. We don’t "horse around" when it comes to Lonestar Rodeo tickets. Or, maybe we do just a little. Just look at these photos.
First up was loyal listener, Brian Coburn. I told him what he had to do to get the rodeo tickets. Brian says, "You mean I have to ride and you're going to take my picture?" Um. Yes indeed. You'd better make this good or no tickets for you! Brian didn't disappoint and rode Sandy like a true Cowboy.
Then sweet Lydia stepped up to Sandy ready to ride! She wasn't scared, maybe of me, but not of the horse. She's not even 2 years-old and is as cute as can be. She ended up leaving Brian out in the "colt". Good job Lydia!
Then Dustin Morris walks in ready to "stirrup" some trouble! First thing he said was, "There's enough room for both of us Cowgirl. I thought we were riding together?" I yawn and say, it's "pasture" my bedtime. I gotta go and "hit the hay". He took the hint, rode the horse like a jockey, and won the tickets!
6 year-old, Jaxon Meade stopped by, ready to ride. His Mom was so excited because last time they had rodeo tickets, Jaxon was a little "horse" and not feeling his best, so they had to cancel. Not this time my friend! Congrats.
Colton Fulkerson, just 5 years-old, was next. It's like he's my spirit animal. Shy, reserved, introverted and not sure what to think. I asked, "Why the long face"? Mom said that he "eats like a horse" and had lots of "carrots and thoroughbred" for breakfast, so his tummy hurts a little. Sandy slowed it down for him and he was a superstar!
Oh Miss Margaret Smith. She was so much fun and ready to go! She stepped up and became the "dark horse" of the day. And, her family is going to the Rodeo.
When Sue Howe came along a little later in the morning, I was so glad to offer her the tickets. She said, "I'll let you take my picture, but I won't mount the horse." Flashbacks returned from the Henderson County Fair and I said, "Here's your tickets enjoy!"
Ashton Wood was fearless! She was ready to get Sandy out of the "stable" and take her for a ride. Now, she's "hoofing" it all the way to Grayson County with her family!
"Whoa, partner." It's about closing time. Wait. Something smells "foal". "But, wait. I "hoofed" it all the way here so can I please get some tickets?", Sherry Martin asked. Well. you'd better "saddle-up" take the "harness" and ride like you're about to win the Derby. And, that she did and closed out the day in the best way!
Thanks to everyone who came out today and for all of the FUN. Enjoy the Rodeo!