Well, in most of them...
Friday, November 25, 2011
Well, in most of them...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
them. I don't know if I will achieve a list of 15, but here goes, in no particular order:
The other stipulation of this award is to
share seven things about myself.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Well, make that "An Apple a Week".
What's the point of eating your Wheaties and working out if you can't indulge in a treat now and then? Plus, Brita says if I eat while I exercise, it doesn't count.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
We've been exploring new trails on our rides, and what's this? Snacks on the ground? Here are all the apples!
Friday, September 2, 2011
This isn't related to any current happenings, but Brita has been talking about getting us a bareback pad to use this winter, and I thought it might be funny to get one embroidered with this...
Or is that too "bad-ass biker Billy" of me? Maybe it would be more appropriate to get her a pink one that says this....
What do you all think?
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
One day the great outdoors came in and disrupted my barn time. As I was being tacked up, something whooshed into the crosstie area, fluttered under my chin, and crashed into the wall.
It was a crash landing, kamikaze, baby sparrow. Mom scooped it up and showed it to our border. Poor little guy was lost.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
My feets hurt
The ground has been like concrete. And the road crew spread rocks on my jogging path. So I have been a little tender footed lately. Not lame, but very short and careful. I pick my way around the rocks and trot uneven on hard ground. My farrier came and looked and said he found a "nasty black spot". I wish I could have seen, but it was on the bottom near my toe. Yup, that's where it hurts.
So Brita ordered some Magic Goo which she spread in my feet. When I put my foot down, is squished out the back. Now I know how people feel when they walk barefoot in mud and it squished between their toes. Ewwwwww......
She patted sawdust on the bottom, and wrapped my hooves to keep me from tracking it all over the barn. Don't my toes look fancy?
Thursday, July 21, 2011
My time with Brita is usually in the hottest part of the day. It’s too hot to do anything, even too hot to ride in the shady woods. I’m usually all melty and cranky to start with anyway, so first I get a cool bath,
and then I stand in front of the big fans to dry off, and Brita rubs all my itches with a big rough towel.
The fans are big enough that they even blow a horse around.
When I am feeling refreshed, we try to find some grass worth eating. There isn’t much left.
But we have a secret garden in a low part of the lawn where the grass is still lush and green.
First we sneaky through the old garden gate. Shhhhh.....
Then we check the flowers to see how they are growing.
There is a little dappled shade there too which looks good on me.
After I've eaten my fill of the lush, green grass, we sneaky back out so no one knows our secret.
Brita moves one of the big fans in front of my stall, and I find just the right spot to stand and doze the afternoon away. We are waiting for the rain, or at least a cool breeze.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
If anyone is interested in taking them up on their offer of a free lesson on an American Saddlebred, or driving a Hackney pony, and is having difficulty finding a local stable, please comment on this blog, and my network of Saddlebred loving humans will help you find one.
Friday, June 24, 2011
At first it was merely annoying. I only once threatened to dump Brita in the mud and head to the barn. Then I staged a brief work stoppage over a very wet and suspicious looking weed.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
It was fairly interesting...