This week's prompt required the use of the phrase "the timer started". Thoughts of everything from writing test papers, baking a cake and other wacky topics finally had me wander down the trail of comfort. Well, comfortable until my word count hit the magic number and I didn't feel like I was quite done.
Cattle penning is a competitive equine sport that requires the skill of three mounted riders to attain the goal of sorting three cows, with the same number, from a herd of thirty, and put them into a pen at the other end of the arena, in the least amount of time, and under the designated time limit.
Participating is exciting. Spectating, has been likened to watching paint dry, if you don't know the rules or the players.
The judge’s arm dropped and the timer started the clock.
Three riders on horseback. Thirty head of cattle. One pen. Sort three cows with the same number. Drive them into the in the pen in the least amount of time.
The clock stops.
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