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    02-18-2010, 03:18 PM
Talking Espresso stands and horses? Anyone?

I was just wondering if anyone else out there rides their horse to the nearest espresso stand. I do!

Ricci and I walk down the side of the road about a mile and a half to the nearest [well, the better of the two] espresso stand. I even have to stop at a stoplight and bend over to reach the "push to cross" button. It gets even more difficult when I have to cross back, horse and drink in one hand, pushing button with the other, lol.

The espresso stand I go to even has a picture of me and Ricci inside, and they keep baby carrots for Ricci. =]

It amazes me how courteous a lot of drivers are. Even though Ricci is totally traffic safe [as long as you aren't a big chicken] and we don't need the several feet of extra room they give us, it's still really nice when most of the cars slow down and go partly into the other lane to give us more room. And being on horseback seems to make everyone friendly, they all wave, haha. My favorite is the mom's pointing enthusiastically out the window trying to get their kid to look. I only get a rare few people who honk or speed by super close, I almost lost my knee to a side-view mirror once. O_O

Today was the first time we went in a while and Ricci was being quite the turd, kept finding something "scary" to tremble at. Because that's what she does, she trembles, because she knows she can't veer into the road. And, on a hilarious note, we walked by a house with a cat in the yard, and it hunkered down and crept up on us! Like that 7lb cat really has a chance of taking down all 1500lbs of Ricci, haha. It was adorable. =]

I just had a great ride and a great soy chai this morning, and wanted to share. Sorry for the novel. =D
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    02-18-2010, 03:28 PM
Lucky bum!!!
    02-18-2010, 04:17 PM
I'd have to ride 10 miles just to get an iced tea at a drive through It would be 20 to an espresso stand. I could make the 10 to Sonic for a hazelnut Java Chiller. That might be worth the ride, they're yummy
    02-18-2010, 04:30 PM
Green Broke
I have ridden through a McDonalds drive through before and a Sonic... Made quite a scene and got a few looks lol, the McDonalds employees fed Brandi M&M's, and the sonic people gave her a dog treat lol. Everyone gawked when I sat there on her eating a cheeseburger with my drink in the hole under the pommel... Like they never heard of horsey fast food before lol.
    02-18-2010, 05:03 PM
Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
And, on a hilarious note, we walked by a house with a cat in the yard, and it hunkered down and crept up on us! Like that 7lb cat really has a chance of taking down all 1500lbs of Ricci, haha. It was adorable. =]

I could totally see my cat doing that, she isn't afraid of anything . What a fun thing to do with your horse, thanks for sharing .
    02-18-2010, 05:34 PM
That sounds amazing! I think it is so neat you can do that around where you live, Around here people would probably try to get whoever who did that into trouble. Would be cool though seeing a horse and rider in a public place just riding around :P

I love that about the cat. He was working his inner tiger! LOL!!

    02-18-2010, 06:14 PM
My horse lives on an Indian Reservation so I can take her pretty much anywhere on the reservation. They don't have the same rules about livestock as they do inside the city limits. However, I do live right by the new Tulalip Casino and Resort, and they don't like me riding around there. Looks bad, I guess, to see a horse when they're trying so hard to be the ritz-iest place in the world, lol.

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