Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday Stroll

It was a beautiful morning to worship at the Heavenly Church of the Divine Walkabout. I was curious to see how Jaz would do after last time. I didn't want it to be a long ride, because I'm still getting back up to speed after my rodeo injury. I wanted to devote my full attention to the ride, so I didn't take my camera. I'm relieved to say Jaz was back to his sweet self.

There was enough of a breeze that the flies weren't as bothersome as last time, but it also rustled things around. Jaz
was ... alert, but mostly steady. A new pair of loose dogs was at the same property as killer balloons tied to the mailbox. That was well in front of us, and I didn't feel like dealing with it, so it seemed like a good time to turn around. We were only gone 30 minutes, maybe a little longer. So far, my leg feels great.

Poor pitiful, unloved, left out Pokey Pony yelled the whole time we were gone. At no point could I not hear him. He was sweet when we got back. I'd have ridden him a little (bareback) in the round pen, except there's a round bale in there.
Poco's been a good boy since he came back from Heather's. He now stands by his bowl patiently while Jaz gets fed first. He may go after Jaz's when he's done with his, but I haven't seen any of the greedy nastiness where he used to run Jaz off both feed pans. He's being respectful. Maybe aliens abducted him and this is a pod pony.

Both horses are at a perfect weight. As Heather says, they are only getting enough grain to make them think they're getting something — literally 1 kitchen measuring cup — and they have grazing and a round bale.
I can feel ribs, but not see them. With cooler temps and my leg feeling better, they'll be getting more exercise.

Speaking of exercise, back to the round bale in my round pen:
Mike wonders why we can't "just ride around it." I told him I'd fill the dining room table with food, then make him run around it.

This afternoon, everyone but me is asleep. I am both enjoying the quiet and trying to keep it that way for Mr. Fry. Hope y'all have had a great weekend.


the7msn said...

We worship at the same church. Sunday mornings just wouldn't be Sunday mornings without a little sermon on the mount.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You always make me smile while reading your posts. Your humor is just the way I like it :)


Unknown said...

LOL I want a picture of him running around the table!

Paint Girl said...

LOL!! Running around the dining room table! You are so funny! I can totally picture that!
Glad to hear you had a good ride!

Esther Garvi said...

Lol, great comparison with the dining room table filled with food!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Sweetness is always good to get from horses.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Hey Leah,

You mentioned in your comment to me that you don't get parades because your community is unincorporated. I just wanted you to know you're not alone. We don't get parades either.

Our community is also unincorporated, so we have to visit our neighboring towns to see parades and other events. :)


Roni said...

"pod pony".... LOVE IT!!

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