Don't I look full of myself in this photo? I am laughing at the chubb-y-licious Pie gobbling carrots from my mother. It has been very windy lately, but Pie doesn't mind as long as the carrots find their way into the carrot hole.
Here is Sovey, in need of a tissue. He doesn't like getting his nose cleaned out. I have to sneak it everyday and he isn't too pleased, no matter how softly I do it.
Nice photo of me hanging on while Pie gobbles apples that he tossed off the barstool. (I grab mane usually in case of a sudden bolt!) Both horses have been amazingly good through the recent extreme wind. I do some figure eights and circles in the ring with Pie for a few minutes to make sure that he knows I am up there, and then we head out. Sovey doesn't require such preparation. He is quiet right out of the pasture. Today the leaves were like little missiles flying into Pie's face and mane, yet he held it together. It was nice and sunny so I didn't want to miss out on a ride, even with the wind. I am afraid that today might have been my last warm riding day. Brian just came inside and I put my hands on his face and his skin was chilly!
Saturday we are taking Maizie to New York City. Below is the "Surprise Ticket" we gave her for her birthday. We had hoped to ride horses in Central Park, but apparently the one place that still rents horses has let their permit expire. Therefore, we will be riding metal ponies, the kind with two wheels. Oh well. You know me and my crazy imagination...I will pretend that I am on the regal Pie or silly Sovey. Someday!
Here is my favorite clip (3:48) from Hair of horses in Central Park. I especially love how the (trumpets?) sound like a whinny at the very beginning. Now, if I could only teach Pie and Sovey such fancy footwork! Have a great horsey weekend!