Kristy Banks on her horse Bob in the ladies barrel racing.
Kristy Banks on her horse Bob in the ladies barrel racing. Georja Ryan

Kristy happy to be back on the saddle

FOR Kristy Banks, getting back in the saddle was one thing, but competing in the barrel racing at this year's Warwick Rodeo brought a whole new level of confidence.

After breaking her back in a horse racing accident on New Year's Eve, the Toowoomba rider decided she could either stop, or get back in a different sort of saddle.

She chose the latter.

Ms Banks took to the arena on her five-year-old gelding Bob in the ladies barrel racing at the weekend, scoring a time of 28.91 seconds.

"It was good. I was just happy to get around and have a good time out there," Ms Banks said

"I have only had (Bob) for two weeks and the saddle a couple of months so I have come a long way."

Ms Banks had no plans to dismount for good just yet.

"I'll just keep going. It's not about winning. It's just so good to be out there and doing it," Ms Banks said.



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