Cowgirl Caydence chases birthday win
ALTON Downs cowgirl Caydence Fouracre isn't asking for too much on her birthday.
The rising rodeo star turns 8 today and would love nothing more than to celebrate her birthday with a couple of wins in Round 3 of the Young Guns and Top Guns Rodeo series.
Fouracre is determined to win her second consecutive poddy ride event at the Great Western Hotel tonight alongside younger sister Charlee.
"I won the breast cancer, tough enough to wear pink buckle and went well in the last Young Guns and Top Guns Series," Caydence said.
"I came fourth on the Friday night and backed up to win on Saturday night."
With a couple of wins already under her belt Caydence is hoping to add a bit of prize money to her present pile.
"I've used my winning money to buy a rug and spurs for my horses Bundy and Chief," she said.
But when it comes to technique Caydence and Charlee have learned the tricks of the trade from dad Rod, a former bullrider and competitor on the local rodeo circuits.
As for their look-the-part rodeo outfits the Fouracre sisters only have themselves and mum Dale to thank for that.
"He (dad) said you have to put your hand in the rope and tie it in and then if you want to balance you keep your hand up and go with whatever way the poddy is going," Caydence said.
"You have to lock your feet in with your spurs as well."
Sponsored by Lazy Acres, Caydence isn't worried about being the youngest and only girl to illustrate her worth in the junior ranks.
"She jumps in and gives the nod, 'yeah buck him' - she just has no fear," Dale said.
"She has determination plus and dad's got her hooked."
Young Guns rodeo tonight at the Great Western Arena, 7pm start.
Top Guns rodeo tomorrow at the Great Western Arena, 7pm start.