Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Denver Colorado
• Horses: 0
Hi you guys! Rick, that Jems is so pretty, I love the curve in her neck. I don't have time to respond to the 2 pgs I just read, but..know I read it. (welcome Kenny).
Exhausted from previous work week, but finally got to my Horse Monday. Have a song, re the 1st part, to the tune of "Amazing Grace": "Amazing Mud, how squish the sound, as I just muck along!. How dear my mud boots did appear, so glad I had them on.." LOL. Yup, lotsa mud, heavy 'barrows loads. My back was tweaked, so not much fun there, but got thru it. For some reason I got really dizzy during last 3 pens. Janice noticed my being pale, & had be rest abit w/some tea. It helped.
Then groomed & tacked up Tommy, went to the round pen. Had just got on when he decided to walk OVER the mounting block (maybe 'cuz Janice on other side) so he got his feet scrambled. I just leaned forward (a fear response I guess) but kept a light rein & told him "you're ok Tommy, we're ok") so then he just backed out of his little mess & looked @ the block like it had grown another head. Kinda funny. Janice said another horse would've exploded, but he just needed to disentangle out of his confusion (& she said I did GOOD). Tommy is solid, just what I need right now, maybe for a long time.
Got him into a walk in the round pen, but asked Janice if we could go to the arena (his stride is so long, that when I've barely begun to feel it, he has to turn). So...we did. Got him into a good, big, fast walk, practiced turns (esp away from Janice, as he wanted to "got to Mom"). It was chilly this morning, so he was feeling good; too much of a walk-urge put him into a trot, but I stopped it..not from fear (felt good to feel it for 2-3 seconds) but because I don't have the rein/leg thing under my belt quite yet.
Then I took him back to the post, unsaddled (I think my dismount was a little less slithery this time), groomed him & took him home. He got a cookie (which I now stash under my hat).
Helped Janice let everyone out for turn-out graze & play (& to get out of their muddy pens, for their feet). Then came home. Have to iron uniforms, get ready for work tomorrow. That is my Horse Monday for this time!
Onward & Upward, I'm Not Done Yet...