Thursday, November 26, 2009

make the best out of the bad just laugh it off

Yesterday continued our wet, soggy, rainy, theme of the week. I groomed the boys before I put them out in the morning. Here is Pie around 10 am, sleek with rain. They both look at me like I have the power to turn off the rain. Please...they coax.

Around 3pm the sun came out and the light was so beautiful! I hurried over to the barn for a ride and I found this...

and this...

I realized that there was no way I could ride. The mud wasn't dry - they must have rolled as I was pulling in the driveway. It was wet and sticky and a total mess. I was so disappointed. I tried to "groom" Pie first, but it was just like I was making mud pies. Then, Sovey - same story. But the light! It was too great to miss! What was a spoiled, horse crazy woman to do?!? I looked Sovey right in the eye and told him that I was sorry, but I really think we could go anyway. He agreed. I promised, no saddle because I didn't want the mud to hurt him some way with the girth or saddle pad. So I slipped on his bridle and hopped on bareback. It was misty and muddy, but oh, the light was so gorgeous!

These two are blurry - we were slipping around in the mist, but you can see some of Sovey's mud and the sunset just as it was fading. Wow. How lucky we were! Pie happily munched in the pastures while Sovey and I enjoyed a fun ride. I am so thankful for these two horses. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


  1. Mine look the same these days....

  2. Have a great Thanksgiving - and a muddy horse is a happy horse!

  3. Oh that Mother Nature is playing her trump cards again and again this year. Wet soggy weather and then beautiful light? She is so naughty. Thank goodness you had a willing partner and the skill to ride bareback! Now that's what Thanksgiving IS all about!!

  4. What is up with all this mud everywhere?!?! You are right though - the light WAS gorgeous and I'm so glad you got the chance to go for a ride despite the previously yucky day.

  5. LOL! It's like they know and just muddy it up for a laugh! Sometimes those spontaneous bareback rides are the best, aren't they!? Good for you for making the best of it!!


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