As she saddles up a mare named Baby Flo to compete in barrel racing competitions across the country, Fallon Taylor’s main goal is consistency.
Last year, Baby Flo helped the Whitesboro cowgirl earn a spot in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. This weekend, the mare helped her advance to Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo finals, scheduled for tonight at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum.
“We’re working on being consistent in 2014,” Taylor said. “We are working on getting a check every time we run this year and we’re trying to keep our rodeo count down.”
Taylor and Baby Flo have been very consistent at the renowned Fort Worth rodeo. In the first round, they finished eighth with a time of 16.66 seconds. During their second round run on Friday afternoon, the duo turned in a 16.67.
Taylor is ranked third in the title race with two-run time of 33.33, thanks in part to the highly determined, world class competitor that is Baby Flo.
“She has a lot of heart and a lot of guts,” Taylor said. “She never quits. She’s not a horse that you can say, ‘She never fired on that run.’ ”
Taylor is hoping Baby Flo will blast around the barrels tonight when the bigger prize money is at stake. The finals will feature the top 12 in each event after today’s 2 p.m. matinee performance.
A look at the title races:Barrel racing: Saddle bronc riding: