“What can I say? I’m in a riding slump. Been there, done that. I have confidence in my ability and know I just have to ride through it to get back on track. Before I start, congratulations to my Exclusive Genetics teammate Caleb Sanderson for his first win in KC.
“I’m focusing in on a few important things leading up to Last Cowboy Standing in Las Vegas. A number of fans are asking how we feel about Last Cowboy, and if the event is important to us. Hey, first off, $200,000 makes anything kind of important, but money isn’t everything! No, really!
“We’re all looking at Last Cowboy Standing as a literal marathon of bull riding. The biggest rideoff ever in bull riding history. Not riding well is not a choice for this one, so here is my mindset leading up to Mandalay Bay:
“As I mentioned, I have to ride through this one to get back in the groove. Riding through does not mean being complacent though.
“On March 30, I rode at the Lone Star Arena here in Stephenville, Texas, to get on some practice bulls. The event is a weekly jackpot that’s put together by Toby Floyd of Boyd & Floyd Cull Company fame. One of the great things about being in Stephenville is all the opportunities to find bulls to ride. If you have never been here, try to visit some time. It really lives up to its name as the Cowboy Capital of the World.
“I finished second to former PBR regular Matt Bohan. Also riding was Jordan Hupp, who finished third. A jackpot is not a big Las Vegas payout as the name sounds. I made a couple hundred dollars riding. The name of the game is practice.
“Bottom line – The Pistol Robinson rule No. 7: Don’t complicate things. Simple is easy.”