So Amarea manned the camera while I gave Willow her ride tonight. We are currently riding bareback because with all the saddles on the property, including 2 draft trees, no saddle fits her well enough at her current weight to really prevent soreness, and Willow needs a lot of hours being ridden right now!
Note some may question my wisdom of riding in bright pink crocs when this same pony obligingly broke a toe of mine yesterday for being dumb enough to wear sandals around her. I have no excuse other than I am a glutton for punishment. Go ahead. Yell at me. It won't help. I'll do it again tomorrow.
And seriously, I can ride guys, I normally don't swing my legs around like cooked spaghetti. But it's honetly all I can do to keep this darn pony MOVING!
(a slightly more serious disclaimer - the area I am riding her looks deceptive, it's actually very uneven ground. I parked my truck on it all last winter and there are ruts. She is not actually favoring at any point, although at a few bits she looks like she is)
Yes, Willow has gone wading through the cockleburrs. We DID remove them after these clips were taken, and put her in pasture braids, see?
The temptation to cut the audio to these clips, and replace them with "Baby Got Back" was overwhelming, but I figured if I did Amarea would start throwing things at me.
I'm just sayin'....