October 12, 2009 12:55 PM by Britteny Elrick
Louie Vito is no cowboy.Â Fortunately, former Dancing With The Stars competitor, Ty Murray, is the baddest cowboy around.Â So it only makes sense that Louie’s partner, Chelsie Hightower, would take him to Ty’s ranch to get some tips for this week’s Two-Step ballroom challenge.Â Keep reading to find out what happened…
Louie wrote on his blog for People.com that as soon as they arrived at the ranch, Ty made sure he was properly dressed for the occasion – in denim. “Iâ€™m not gonna lie, I felt pretty legit wearing all the cowboy gear, plus I am wearing hand-me-downs of a legend in the rodeo cowboy world. After I got my cowboy get-up on, it was time to learn to lasso. Let me tell you all, lassoing is cool. Ty had a practice steer to show me how it was done. Actually he showed me how it was done by telling me to run, and then by roping me â€¦ EVERY TIME!”Â he wrote.
Then they moved on to horseback riding, which he admitted he hadn’t done since he was a small child.Â He continued to say that visiting the ranch really helped him get in tune with his inner cowboy, however, they lost a couple of crucial practice days because of all the traveling.
Louie continued, “The two step isnâ€™t a traditional ballroom dance so it was not only a challenge for Chelsie to teach me, but also a challenge for Chelsie to choreograph a routine for us. I donâ€™t think people will understand what we went through â€” and especially what she went through in her effort to get this routine together â€” in order to get us ready. Monday is now here and we are ready! If your votes get me through another week, we will discuss â€œchemistryâ€ next week!”
Uh oh.Â Looks like we’ll have to vote him through to see what he says about that!
Dancing With The Stars kicks off Monday, September 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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