While many cutters try to cut their own fresh cattle during their runs, sometimes cutting one that’s already been worked can help you win big bucks. That’s just what happened for Lindy Ashlock and Desire Is Timeless, who reworked a cow a previous exhibitor had picked and ended up with a 222 score, winning the Abilene Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro.
“It was actually [Reserve Champion Kadie Weeks Hermes’] first cow — that was also my first cow. [My husband] Wes had watched it go for the first horse, and he was like, ‘She didn’t work it that long, and it was a really good cow,’ so that’s what I started with,” said Ashlock, of Abilene, Texas. “It was a great cow once again. My second cow was also really good, and then my third cow was just a shape cut to finish up.”
Ashlock and the 6-year-old mare (One Time Pepto x Desire Some Freckles x Freckles Playboy), who was bred by Rockin 5 Ranch LLC, collected $11,000. It was a great achievement for Desire Is Timeless, who got injured at the 2020 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity and didn’t get to show much during her 4-year-old year.
“This year, I set out to just show her as much as I can and try to get as much money on her as I can,” said Ashlock, who planned to keep competing with the mare the rest of the year. “She has a huge stop, a lot of cow, and she’s super strong. Her first baby, by Smooth Talkin Style, will be born this year, and then we’ll breed her again this year. We hope to keep her for a broodmare.”
Ashlock thanked her help, including Wes, Lloyd Cox, Sean Flynn and Clay Johnson. She also thanked the Abilene Spectacular for “putting on a great show.”
Hermes, of Cotulla, Texas, and Badaboomsmall (Metallic Cat x Reyboomsmall x Dual Rey) took Reserve with their score of 219, banking $5,500. The 6-year-old mare was bred by Kim Ezell and is owned by Curtis Weeks.