Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Denver Colorado
• Horses: 0
Just got caught up again on everyone's news, & finally can share a Horse Monday. After 2 wks (felt like longer) my pea-brain kicked in w/"are you sure you want to do this? Are you sure it's right? Are you sure you aint' too OLD?" So much for pea-brain,bagged it up I put in in the trash...
Did me mucking, all 18 stalls & pens. Was close to hay-breakfast,& when went into 2 y/o Black Beauty's area, she was antsy, & nipped my upper left arm. I yelled @ her "NO!! Back up!! Bad girl!!" She did, but then wanted to nip again,so threatened her w/the rake & backed out of the pen. Told Janice,when I saw her. She wanted to make sure I'd corrected immediately,which I did. She'd told me previously that Beauty is lacking in ground manners as yet (although behaves w/Janice),& the owner is rarely out to see her. Hmm. As for me,I'll muck her stall from now on after she's been fed. Just a tiny bump & bruise, but she won't do it again. She did need a nose scratch after I'd closed the gate, & she strikes me as lonely for affection. Plus, I saw a healing scratchlike-wound on her shoulder by her neck that Janice said was a bite from another horse. Baby Beauty must be going thru learning curves.
I had lesson #10: first in the round pen,w/Tommy saddled. Worked on getting him into a good walk,then practiced barrel pattern, working on my erratic hands/reining & my legs. Did pretty good. Then we got out of the pen so Tommy could get his big stride going good. Janice said I needed to get into the feeling,get my seat for it,& that Tommy gets confused by the round pen, as he's a trail horse. I did a path that runs along the outside pens by the round pen, up & down, practicing the turning/reins/legs w/Tommy able to get into his long stride. Came up to Janice, & she said I did REALLY well. I busted into a smile & she said "look @ that smile!" What was different about that smile (which I didn't tell her) was that it felt like it came from way down deep inside. I was suprised by the sensation. I know it sounds pathetic, but gut-level happiness is an incredibly rare thing for me!
So, pphhhhhtttt on pea-brain!!
Hope all are well, & I loved reading the week end riding adventures. I do have Epsom Salts stuck away somewhere, hope I can use them eventually (lol). &, the Americans won the Regatta because they had a NZ boat...!
Happy Anniversary last Friday, Nicker! My "friday" (Saturday) got really slammed, but I got thru it. Talk to you soon.
Onward & Upward, I'm Not Done Yet...