Does anybody else get watched by random passersby as you work with your horse?
There have been three times now in the last 2 weeks or so where someone has been randomly watching me and Lacey work together and it's really cracking me up.
It's happened before sporadically, where someone walking past will take a break nearby and watch but now it's just getting ridiculously hilarious.
The first time out of this trilogy happened about two weeks ago. I was riding Lacey in the arena and the neighbor to the north (I think it's north...) was returning home. He parked his truck horizontally across the road in the middle of his turn into his driveway and just sat there, watching us for about ten minutes. Then, he started up his truck again, went in his driveway and went away.
Then, about a week ago, I was riding Lacey and this woman came driving down the road next to the arena. I happened to glance over at her and the only thing was, she wasn't watching the road at all. She was watching me and Lacey with the biggest grin, I have EVER seen on anyone's face, on her face.
THEN, today I was free lunging Lacey and another woman comes driving along the road. She was going pretty fast (it's a straight, flat road that turns everyone into a race car driver) but started slowing down when she saw Lacey and I in the arena. She kept slowing down until she was directly across the road from the arena, then she put her car in park and sat there watching us for maybe 5 minutes. Then, she took her car out of park, waved at me (people don't usually wave at people they don't know around here, fyi), I waved back, and she drove off grinning.
It cracks me up so much. I don't even know these people, yet they're just chillin', obviously getting a kick out of watching me work my horse. It kinda makes my day to know that something about what I'm doing made their day.
Does this happen to anyone else? Share your funny being watched by strangers stories!