After such preparation, the Wild and Wooly team finally made it to Loveland, Colorado, where the rodeo was held. With just a enough time to squeeze in an early morning warmup, Joette and B.P. watched the sunrise from the empty outdoor arena, slowly turning laps in the brisk air.
It was such a peaceful moment between horse and rider that I felt lucky to be there. No words were spoken. It was quiet. Perhaps those were the only quiet minutes of the hectic and fun weekend. They were connecting and enjoying all that crisp morning had to offer, charging up for the competition ahead.