Thursday, January 6, 2011

Blown away

I went out to the barn yesterday to check on Panama's face and turn him out for a playdate with Spaghetti.  I was originally planning on riding if his face was well enough that the bridle wouldn't cause him any discomfort, but that plan was quickly discarded.  It was crazy windy out there — so windy it plastered our clothes to our bodies, and our horses' tails were horizontal more often than they were vertical.  We decided they were a bit too high to ride, even indoors, and anyway we were both so cold after 15 minutes out in the wind that it just didn't seem worth it.

In retrospect, I am glad I talked myself into a quick bareback ride Monday night, even though I was cold and it was late.  I didn't ride long, only about 15 minutes, but after nearly a week of not riding because of the snow and deep freeze, it was nice to get on.  We were the only ones there, so afterward I turned him loose in the indoor to see if he wanted to roll, but instead he followed me around like a puppy while I picked up his poo.  Then I slipped out into the hall to get his halter, and when I turned around, he was doing this:

My horse being sweet!

I love how attached he is to me, I really do!

Anyway, the weather is gorgeous today: sunny, 50s, and only a little breezy.  Hopefully it'll stay like this for a little while, because I want to finally get a ride in!



At January 7, 2011 at 9:25 PM, Anonymous Melody said...

He's such a sweetie! It's wonderful that he's so attached - can't beat that kind of love.


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