Thursday, January 28, 2010

@#*!

It's raining HARD. They're saying we could get as much as 3.5" of rain. It hovered in the 50s most of the day, but started cooling quickly around 5pm. It's supposed to turn to freezing rain sometime tonight. The wind has picked up out of the north. Because of the weather, it was already completely dark.

As soon as I got home, I suited up to blanket the Boyz, Jaz, of course, being my biggest concern. I always have to halter him; I have no idea why he won't stand to get his blanket on. He was shivering a little, but not too bad. I toweled him off and got the job done.

Poco went off somewhere. I called him and he came back. Normally, once he sees the blanket, he'll cooperate. He likes being toasty. Not this time. Every time I stepped toward him, he stepped back. We did this dance for probably close to a minute. Meanwhile, water was running down my boots, and I couldn't feel my fingers anymore. I tried one last time before becoming frustrated. I stomped my foot, and yelled at him. He turned, bucked in my direction, spattering me with mud, before taking off with Jaz toward the man cave in the cedar trees.

Silly beast. See if I care if you turn into a pony popsicle.

12 comments:

Kate said...

Ugh - that's nasty - the rain to ice thing is the worst.

jacksonsgrrl said...

ROTFL! What a brat! We're gettin the rain here, not that cold tho. I had a serious convo with Jackson after my lesson the other day about not shedding out yet. Told him that he would be tempted, but not to believe the hype. He just checked my pockets for treats...

JeniQ said...

I have a mare that does exactly that when you want to catch her and she doesn't feel like it .. I so feel you frustration.

Laura said...

Rain to freezing rain is nasty business... Hope that doesn't happen after all!

What a brat that Poco is! ;-)

Michelle said...

Ha ha ha! Pony popsicle. I like that. Hope it warms up and dries out soon. Yuck.

Stephanie said...

Yes he was acting rather brat like, and with the rain - it would make me crabby too! Sorry! Tomorrow will be better!

Jenn said...

I'll bet you won't be able to stand it and you'll be back out there with a bucket of some goodie or another to try blanketing again. :D

They can be so very frustrating!

Breathe said...

Yesh. They just don't get that we are just trying to take care of them!!!

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Rising Rainbow said...

Why is it when we have the least amount of time to spend on a task the horse will decide to be uncooperative? Makes me nuts.

Pony Girl said...

Hee hee, I can just picture a pony popsicle. Isn't that funny, how they sense our anxiety sometimes, and just don't want to cooperate? I'm sorry you've had so much rain, and now it might freeze....that's worse than snow! Hang in there, stay safe and warm!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oooh! Baby Doll did that buck in my direction a couple times. That always pissed me off! I would go and chase her with the whirling rope until she was tired and begged to come back to me. lol!

Brrr! Spring is still a long way off, my friend!

Stay warm...and dry,
~Lisa

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