Suddenly, it was Crystal's turn. Caleb, her big gray Appaloosa, dug in and made an incredible turn around the first barrel, almost flipping Crystal.
Crystal’s Rodeo Debut – Book 3, Crystal Blake Adventures by Stephen and Janet Bly
Suddenly, it was Crystal’s turn, her rodeo debut. Caleb, her big gray Appaloosa, dug in and made an incredible turn around the first barrel, almost flipping Crystal. “If I keep this up, I’ll have a great time!” she told herself. But before she knew it, her ankle crashed against the second barrel, sending it flying across the arena. Pain shot through her body. Was her ankle broken? She’d surely never make the rodeo team now.
Meanwhile, what secrets will a century-old pioneer journal reveal? Crystal Blake, Shawn Sorensen, and their friends hope it will lead them to long lost treasure. And the solving of a mystery adventure. They could become rich and maybe famous! And if that’s not enough excitement, the high school rodeo team tryouts are this week. What chance does Crystal have against kids who were practically born on their horses? And her being the new kid in school too. Ready or not, it was Crystal’s turn to perform for the high school rodeo debut team tryouts.
Excerpts from Crystal’s Rodeo Debut:
Crystal stalked around the cabin surveying her domain. In less than three hours she’d enter her first barrel racing competition at the junior rodeo in Nezperce, Idaho. Everything had to be just right. She re-examined the clothes draped across the bed. A new pair of jeans and yellow bandanna. A yellow and green gingham blouse. Her first pair of boots flopped next to the doorway. She even talked her father into letting her purchase a new bridle and bit for Caleb, her gray Appaloosa horse.
Southern California was home for Crystal LuAnne Blake and her family, at least for a while. Her father recently announced they’d be moving to Idaho where he’d pursue his occupation as a writer. The thought of leaving the home she’d lived in all her life troubled her some. But she looked forward to the possibilities in Idaho too.