Sunday, March 13, 2011

Perfect Pony Play Day

I was feeling lazy this morning, as in too lazy to load everything up and trailer a horse up to the farm. I thought I'd ride Jaz down our road. Mr. Fry, knowing I was battling inertia, began painting lovely scenarios of all my friends having a wonderful play day, and I would miss it, and then I'd be sorry, and blah blah blah. Okay, already. I get it. You want to sleep this afternoon (night shift) and it will be easier if I'm not here.

Jaz, the stinker, took took one look at the trailer and me heading his way with a halter and took off with Baby D on his heels. Fortunately, he didn't escalate that game and I had him the next try. Jaz doesn't load the first time anymore. I used to load Poco first, then Jaz would walk right in, but he takes a few minutes now. No big deal. In his moment of hesitation, Daltrey marched right on in there and started eating the hay in the hay bag. I didn't want to chase him out (are you kidding?) so Jaz and I just waited until he decided to stroll on out before trying again.

Pony Play Day today consisted of Nita, Heather, Sarah, Kris, and her vet friend Erin. Dr. Erin is a small animal vet who has always liked horses, but never had the opportunity ... well, you know the story.
Nita preps Ishka, who is going through a particularly awkward stage: seriously butt high and ribby, not to mention a winter coat like a yak. That's Heather behind, and yes, that is Pokey's butt on the right.
Dr. Erin rocks out on Nita's mare Keeley.
  Sarah on Heather's mare Ash.
Old friends

Kris rode Ishka. Heather rode the Pokemon. Nita also rode Ish.

No superlative I can think of comes close to describing what a great time I had on Jaz today. We trotted up a storm. I don't think I have ever felt as relaxed, comfortable, and secure in my seat as I did today. I could have ridden like that all day.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend with your ponies.


Sherry Sikstrom said...

Sounds like a wonderful day

Jeni said...

Great times!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

You trotted up a storm? So, YOU are responsible for that storm we had here last night!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Great pics of a terrific day. I'm so happy for you :)


Rising Rainbow said...

Which is as it should be! I'm glad you had a great day.

Unknown said...

Sounds like a perfect day! I haven't been able to ride with friends in some time.

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Once Upon an Equine said...

Pony Play Day looks like it was a lot of fun. It's always so much nicer to ride with friends. I'm glad you decided to go.

Hopeful said...

sounds fun! glad you got the motion in action and ended up having fun! hoping for more days like that for you this weekend!

Desert Rose said...

It's always a great day when everyone has fun and stayed safe ;)

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