Saturday, June 27, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I went and stood in the corner and stomped my feet. How could she do such a thing? But she was right, the second pokey made me feel a lot better, and I was able to eat hay from my hay net and watch the rain. They say I have to have some more before I'm all up to date and ready to go.
I was feeling much better today, but I had been in bed sick for so many days and waiting for the water to dry up (even in the indoor arena) that my ankles were starting to get stiff and puffy. I hadn't been for a ride since last Monday, but Brita came and took me out on the road, and pretty soon we had worked everything loose again. We went the same way as the day we saw the wildebeasts. I didn't see any today. Brita said they were there so we stopped short. No sense getting everyone all out of sorts on such a nice quiet day. She went back and took a picture of the actual wildebeasts to you could see just how wild and scary they really were.
Here is what they looked like when I first saw them, where I ran the fastest furlong in Saddlebred history.
See this one lurking in the underbrush? She looks very sinister.
I'm sure glad I didn't have to face them again today!
Monday, June 15, 2009
I admit, I tried my best to find a way around, but I did end up jumping over it each time even when it got taller. It was such an unexpected occurrence, I just couldn't keep my eyes off it. Mom kept going up to it and making adjustments. I watched each time to try to figure out what the point of this exercise was. I did what I was asked, and I guess it was fun. More fun than just trotting around in circles... but still weird.
Then I got to go for a walk in the woods, which I love. It's cool and shady in there. Brita had to carry me through some water but other than that, I was fine. I just didn't want to risk getting my boots muddy. Playing in mud is fine on my day off, but I hate to get my equipment dirty. Especially when it has that fresh laundry smell.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Then she put me on the longe line and got me circling.
And aimed me for the middle....
Now I'm a pro at it.
I forget... were these supposed to be scary?
We have another scary wooden object that landed in the lawn. This one is called a "picnic table" but the first time I saw it I thought it was a bright red alien. I didn't want to get close to it, but Brita insisted on sitting in the shade.
Each time I see someone sitting at it, I lose my focus and have to look over there to make sure they aren't being eaten. If it moves, I'm outta here!