Thursday, November 29, 2007

Lost and Found

I couldn't find Cole this morning. Lilly was standing patiently waiting for her hay. She kept looking over her shoulder trying to find him. I freaked out and prepared myself for the long walk up the hill to find poor Cole lying there because of some horrible accident. Just as I was about to unlock the gate he came thundering up from parts unknown (or the part of the fenceline I can't see) mad because I hadn't called ahead to let him know breakfast would be waiting. It reminded me of why I love horses so much. I may have posted this before but here goes anyway:

When you are tense, let me teach you that there are dragons in the forest, and we need to leave NOW.

When you are short tempered, let me teach you how to slog around the pasture for an hour before you can catch me.

When you are short sighted, let me teach you to figure out where, exactly, in the 40 acres I am hiding.

When you are quick to react let me teach you that herbivore's kick MUCH faster than omnivores.

When you are angry, let me teach you how well I can stand on my hind feet, because I don't FEEL like cantering on my right lead today, that's why.

When you are worried, let me entertain you with my mystery lameness, GI complaint, and skin disease.

When you feel superior, let me teach you that, mostly, you are the maid service.

When you are self-absorbed let me teach you to PAY ATTENTION. I TOLD you about those dragons in the forest.

When you are arrogant, let me teach you what 1200lbs of a YAHOO-let's-go horse can do when suitably inspired.

When you are lonely, let me be your companion.

Let's do lunch. Also, breakfast and dinner.

When you are tired, don't forget the 600lbs of grain that needs to be unloaded.

When you are feeling financially secure, let me teach you the meaning of "Veterinary Services, additional".

When you need to learn, hang around, bud. I'll learn ya.

-Mary Green

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

To Blave...

I suppose it's time for a new post. I hope everyone survived deep frying their turkeys last weekend. We ceartainly did. It was eating ALL of it later that finished me off. I'm glad there's a month break between now and Christmas. I need to recover. One last horse show this weekend will end my, well, uneventful show year. That'll make a total of hmmm....2 shows for the year. Then, we settle in for a cold winter and a lot of riding to get ready for next year. Dump hasn't been home since last week. I'm starting to worry especially since a fox tried to eat Martha's cats 2 days ago. If anyone sees him please let him know I'm very upset that he hasn't even emailed and that's no way to treat your mama.

Quote of the Day: "A politician will do anything to keep his job-- even become a patriot." -William Randolph Hearst

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Seeing Spots

Lilly took a nose dive with me when I rode her on Monday. I didn't fall off but came really close. I gave her a vacation day yesterday because I know she was sore. Today I'm going to attempt the Spanish Walk with her. I read an article about it and since we all know if you read an article you become an expert. I think I'm in for a challenge especially since she stops when I kick her to go faster. I think she has some wires crossed. Maybe I should start with Cole. He has just a little more smart than she does. I need a helper. You can sign up online.

Famous Last Words: "I'll drink the bottle marked POISON on the off-chance that it's the extra-healing potion."

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


It finally feels like winter. I don't like how it gets dark at 1:00 in the afternoon. It cuts back on my riding time. Cole doesn't have the greatest night vision and I'm sure Lilly would get hurt if I tried to ride her after dark. I made little cat beds on the porch for all of my children. Tully even tried to get in this morning. She thinks she's better than the others. She sits at the cat food and smacks each cat as they walk by. Obviously she has forgotten that she came to us because she fell out from under a van in front of Bojangles.

The Veterans Day video is finally finished (in record time). Thanks to all who helped and put up with my whiney self during editing process (john). I hope everyone likes it.


Famous Last Words: "Maybe the Iranians do need nuclear reactors for energy..."