Tuesday, August 18, 2009
A Day of the Animals
Some days are just fantastic, you know? I like those days.
First off, I ran to town to get groceries and hurried home [after chores] so that I could have some nice, peaceful time to ride Badger.
Of course, I had to contend with the 'guard pony' when I got home. He does move when you either honk or roll your window down and ask him to step out of the way. [This is Lil' Richard, our all natural 'weed wacker'.]I got the groceries unloaded, lunch made ... and well, what else is there?
I got Badger out and we went for a nice long quiet ride.
Just me...Badger, and the noise of leather creaking.
literally hundreds of queen anne lace blossoms...
A deer trail...and a creek...
The ravine with the cave...
And of course...a favorite stop at the apple tree to grab a munch or two.
Now comes the exciting news.
I rode Siera outside the round pen yesterday.
First we went through the basics inside the round pen.
Then moved out into a paddock so she could have distractions.
Then we moved to a bigger field where she could have space and distractions.
We worked together for quite a while, who keeps track of time while mounted?
No pictures of our workout though. I don't allow myself to be distracted with
a camera while working a green mule.
As the sun set, I hand walked Sunshine.
I was able to say that my day was wonderfully filled with equine.
Ain't it great?