Sometimes it’s nice just to play catch-up with someone.
It’s been a few years since I first visited with Tara Timms, a young cowgirl who won the WPRA Junior Championship in 2008. I did a story about her winning that title for Women’s Pro Rodeo News, the WPRA’s official publication.
I visited with her earlier this week for another story, a snippet about her win in Silverton, Texas, last week for the association’s website, wpra.com.
What I appreciated most was that we were almost able to pick up where we left off a few years ago. Since then, she’s moved away from her family’s place in Leedey, Okla., and is pursuing her dreams on barrel horses while living in the Texas Panhandle community of Sudan.
But she’s genuine and well-spoken. She truly adores working with horses, and she’s awfully proud of her young mare, Stach, which helped Timms collect checks at two of the first three rodeos in which the 5-year-old sorrel has ever run.
I’d be awfully proud, too.