I love my horses. This week has been typical and yet I still marvel at how easy it is to work with and ride them. They are kind and giving in their effort and I feel like they try to keep me safe no matter what I ask them to do. The farm is sadly surrounded by loud trucks and screeching tires, but all three horses are unflappable. A family of seven deer have made our property their home and the horses snort and look at the leaping deer when we accidentally come upon them, but they never get too worked up. There is a loud, crashing building project nearby. We can hear it but not see it and the pounding is sporadic and alarming. The horses never shy or jump. With all this noise, I happily got the "police horses" I always dreamed about and all the bombproofing that comes with that training.
I rode Sovereign yesterday bareback and in just a halter. He was perfectly wonderful for the perimeter loop and beyond. He always is. Pie's rides are every other day, but it is never enough for him. Much pawing and coaxing on a day when I don't ride him. He wants to go! That makes me happy to know he looks forward to our hour out on the trail. It is cold and windy, but he still lets me ride him bareback which is hard to believe when I think back on his previous winter skips and hops. Little Foggy is a great horse too, probably the sweetest I have ever known. I do use a saddle with him, not because he is naughty or a problem at all, but my seat is better on Foggy with the saddle. He is built kind of weird and I must not keep my seat properly balanced on him bareback. He rushes when I am bareback, but walks calmly with a saddle. I know it is me not him.
I leave the barn each day with such joy in my heart. I ache to see them and wish we had a house in their pasture so I could watch all their antics all the time. Someday! Brian and Maizie will roll their eyes at that one! These are my Valentine's Day recollections for 2013. I have to go to the dentist this morning (ick!) but will head to the barn in the afternoon - can not wait!!!! Happy Valentine's Day everyone - enjoy your horsey love today and always!
I wish Harley was bomb-proof! I know just what you mean about the joy you feel when seeing your horses. Can't I move into the barn? And like you, I keep saying someday...I'm keeping my eyes peeled.ReplyDelete
lmel - Bring your Harley down here - it is loud enough - we will have him cured in a week! It is so quiet up in your gorgeous Maine woods that Harley can hear a pin drop! That is the rub, right? As the hub for all east coast trucking our area of Pennsylvania makes horses used to any noise, but it isn't too beautiful to ride around here. Out in real nature there is beauty for riding, but then the horses are more sensitive to noise. Can't win, right?ReplyDelete
They all sound bombproof and trusting. Happy Valentine's Day to all your heart horses and you.ReplyDelete
Beautiful post. Love the first picture. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love, love, love this post. Happy ♡ Day from our ♡'s to yours!ReplyDelete
Lovely creatures you have :) Happy belated Valentines!ReplyDelete
L*O*V*E to and Yours~ Horsey, Feline and humans alike!ReplyDelete
Washashe Mare and me LOVE to read about those happy TB's on the farm!!!
OH! Loving the idea of a house in the pasture!!!!
Horsey Commune, tee he he~
I have always wondered if after riding one horse, do you get right off and saddle up another? Because that would be really fun! that is, if the real world revolved around horses. Oh, don't you wish it did?ReplyDelete