Janelle Torres can check mutton-busting off her bucket list.
Next up for the 6-year-old Cleveland, N.M., native?
How about barrel racing?
It’s the next logical step.
Torres, who is starting her first-grade year at Mora Elementary, rode to a championship in mutton-busting on Saturday, July 27, at the Mora Fiestas Rodeo.
“This was her first time doing mutton-busting,” said her proud father, Robert Torres of Cleveland, “but she’s been on horseback since she was about 2 years old.”