Sunday, January 15, 2012

Walk on the Wild Side

Well, on the wild side of the pasture at Iron Ridge, anyway.

Jaz has been bored, bored, bored with riding in the arena. How do I know? When I tack him up, he dances, tosses his head, most notably when I tighten the girth. When they were home and we went down the road, I didn't get that. He's also been pulling toward the arena gate, petering out after a few steps, or just stopping at random. Of course, I make him mind and do what I ask, but to tell you the truth, I'm a little bored with it, too.

Small pony party today, so we headed out into the main pasture at the farm. Heather moved the geldings into the arena and moved the rest of the herd into the pen where the geldings normally are. This is wise, because the boss mare is not known for her sense of humor when there are mares involved. Sara and Rachel were riding mares.
 My favorite view.
That's Heather on Poko following Rachel and Moon ...
... joined by Sara on Ishka (in the middle).

I had a great time, and I think the horses did, too, in spite of the crazy wind. There are still plenty of holes out there caused by the drought, but there were no mishaps. And get this: Jaz walked through water! That's a first for Mr. Prissy Feet. I think the only reason he did it is because Moon and Poko did. And he watched his feet with every step.

Sara graciously took these pix of Daltrey and me.
I look better in this one, but the one below is the
better shot of the horse.

I wanted you to get a good idea of his size.
I am about 5'3".
He will be 2 years old in March.
Isn't he stunning?
Well, as stunning as an awkward youngster can be LOL!

How's it going in your neck of the woods? I hope y'all are staying warm and able to get in some time on your ponies.


Sherry Sikstrom said...

Daltrey looks great! Glad you got out of the arena ! nice to just hack out now and then !

Jeni said...

Love the roaning on his ribs! He's getting so darned big!

Glad you guys got out of the arena makes things a bit more fun.

cdncowgirl said...

I was going to say it looked windy (Poko's tail was flying in that first pic)

Don't you just love trying to get a decent pic of you AND your horse... have to say I think "little" D looks as good or better in the first pic. His head looks better at that angle (to me) and in the 2nd pic his knee looks wonky, but that's just due to his markings.
He's sure a handsome boy :)

Tracey said...

Well, darn, with that headline I thought perhaps I'd converted someone, lol!

Glad you got out for some fresh air!

Unknown said...

He is so handsome!

I hear you, Smokey is bored too.

Leah Fry said...

The second pic is better only because you c
an see all of him. And he hasn't grown into that head yet LOL.

Laura said...

Getting out of the arena is so fun - glad you guys were able to do that!

Baby D is looking good! I can't wait to see what he looks like in another year!

Cold and crappy weather here (about -18F with the windchill.) Next to no pony time for me - but that's ok. It should be better in Feb - the temps are usually better then.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I don't blame Jaz..and you for being bored of arena riding. I avoid it as much as possible, except for lessons. I bought my horse for trail riding and find riding around an arena terrible monotonous.
Good for you all to get out for a relaxing ride in the pasture.

I prefer the first picture the best because it shows off the relationship, too. Plus his ears are both forward and his head is turned towards the camera and his head looks prettier.

Your love of Daltrey sure shines through your words, too.


Crystal said...

Nice to get out and ride (with no coat too, I am soo jealous!) I like both pics of Daltry and he sure is getting big.

aurora said...

Sounds like fun. The first picture is great of both of you!

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