Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

April 24, 2012

I Stole a Horse!

Elaine's that is! Elaine was busy and it was a nice day, so I cleaned Alpine up, tacked her up and headed off to the mountain.

It was peaceful with only Brooklyn coming along for the ride. Boots was sleeping in the sun, and being deaf, did not hear us leave.

The road up was muddy, but not overly slippery and the day was sunny and 18C, not bad for this time of year.

As we were going along, I noticed two mallards in a little pot hole and thought "This might be interesting" They took flight right under Alpine's nose. All she did was stiffen up. I was expecting a good spook! It did not happen. Once we got up on the high country field she definitely did not like the wind! We had a couple of differences of opinion to sort out. She wanted to go home, I wanted to go on. We went on for a half mile, just to remind her who is boss, then I turned her and started home. She likes to trot, so trot we did, for about 2 miles. I slowed her to a walk going up the driveway, again, to show her who's boss.

It took a while to get the sweat and mud off her. The sun was hot enough that after a good brushing, she was dry in about 10 minutes. Brooklyn lagged about a half a mile back and was worn out. A few trips like this and some of that extra weight will come off her. I must be getting in shape also as the pain wasn't so bad this time.


Clint said...

I love horsin' around. Sounds like a really good ride...

TexWisGirl said...

she is just the most gorgeous thing. i'd steal her, too. :)

Michelle said...

She is a beauty with that mane. Sounds like a good trip for both of you.

joyce said...

I used to like riding horses, but I have realized that I much prefer a dirtbike whose mind I don't have to control....If I fall off, its my own fault.

Bernadine said...

Beautiful horse. Sounds like an invigorating ride.

Gregg said...

I miss the rides I use to take before going into the office. It was fun to wake up about 4:30 saddle up and ride into the mountains around 5-6 in the summer time for a couple of hours. I would ride in the Modoc Mountains. We had a great little Mustang that loved the trails.Barn sour, this one was not. We would ride occassionally in the winter, much later in the day of course.

Nothing like getting up to throw hay and have to bust up the water with an ax so the horses could drink.

Linda said...

Sounds like fun. I love horses, but living in the city I don't get to see them much at all. Thanks for sharing.