Been reading, finally got enough gumption to write something somewhat intelligent.
First, Ellen, that's not a rant...that's a proclamation! And I LOVE it!! I wish more people appreciated what God has given us. Everyday, I stop and enjoy,the beauty around us. At least around here, it you just simply stop....you can find something to be awed over.
I remember a good friend of mine finally had the nature epiphany after her mother died. We used to go on hikes all the time, I would point out this that or the next thing....it wasn't until her mother passed, that she literally stopped and noticed purple cone flowers and the such....unfelt it was a shame she had gone 50 odd years without really 'seeing' what was right there in front of her.
. Oh well, at least she finally did.
Speaking of beauty, I ended up riding yesterday morning. By the time I got tot the barn, the sun started peaking out...thought it was a sign.
ultimately, the skies cleared, it was blue skies and SUN! It felt good on my back.
. Very little breeze.
On our trek, I saw several flocks of swans landing in a nearby field, so we went to investigate. According to the news they are heading to Canada, but with the harsh winter are having a hard time finding open water, so they have turned back and resting here. They are so beautiful. Unfortunately, we didn't get too close before scaring them off. Jay didn't seem to mind them taking off.
What did get his attention was a herd of cattle standing by the road. Head up, chest proofed out....he was lookin'.
sometimes you can tell he wants to spook, but if you talk to him, he says OK.
Thanks for all the feedback about trailering. I like to take information, mull it over and decide what makes sense to me. I was thinking too, I can't sit cramped in a car for more than 3-4 hours myself, so getting them out only makes sense. I've ridden back there as a kid Stan,
, highly illegal, but I had to try it.
Also, forgot about shipping boots! Will put that on my shopping list for E. Affair! The list is growing.
Another question, this person I have been talking too said something about NOT tieing her horses to the trailer....gosh, if we could not get a stall at a show, mine stood at the trailer all day long! And that was more often than not! I can see if your going to be some where for hours and hours making a picket line, but what if you get to your destination, tack up and go....they aren't standing at the trailer for long at all.....
As you can tell I question a bit of this persons ( it's a local person) thought processes....I've mentioned her before....
I talked to the lady who sold me Rainn again. She's super excited about me getting the trailer and coming to ride. She's super nice, I could see us very easily becoming friends....which I apparently have a hard time doing.....
I think my problem in finding quality people to be 'good' friends with...if I continue to look in the same venue.....same venue = same types of people, and this generally, in the past produces people who are a bit self centered.....I would like to find a friend around here that believes in a two way street....not just me giving, giving, giving....that's why I'll ride with this lady and her friends....different circle. Give that a try.
HP, I think I have that sinus thing too! Think that is what is causing the sore throat. Feel way better this morning....lots of rest yesterday. The crazy weather certainly doesn't help. 50s yesterday, 2 inches of snow lay on the ground currently
....50 s M-W! YEA!
TJ, awe, happy you have your weekend.
. Don't do too many chores, enjoy it!