Ah. Well. I have been offered a credible threat of bodily harm if I don't entertain TED with my super-amusing blog entries.
So, here! Have a super-amusing blog entry! I even have pictures.
The great struggle with brain chemistry and stomach issues continued last week, such that I was utterly wiped out by the end of my workdays. Thus, no interesting horse news from last week. Well, except for lesson on Sunday -- we worked on outline and softening, and some canter work. MT pointed out the frame he wants me to be riding in when we school, which is useful. To quote our Hun, before now I no have understand! ;)
It was also lots of fun hanging around and watching folks jump after the lesson. Especially when MT was schooling the young stallion over fences. The stallion is pretty green, though extremely athletic and talented, and I'm always impressed to watch MT ride that sort of horse. The stallion is on the list of 1000 Horses I'm Glad I Don't Ride, because he's so athletic.
Anyway, our Hun and someone else -- I forget who -- were jump schooling at the same time, and they were jumping much much higher than MT was. The 4' fence they were schooling was sort of in a line with a fence MT finished over, and as he gave that last half halt before bringing the stallion to a halt, the stallion spotted the 4' fence.
The expression on the stallion's face was priceless. I near fell out of my chair laughing. His eyes got huge, his ears went as far forward as they could, and I swear you could see the giant red ! appear over his head. 'Oh my god you have GOT to be joking!' Too, too funny.
Not sure when I took this picture, but I was just charmed. Apollo was insisting that he was deeply, dangerously carrot-deficient. Hee.
|The face of carrot deficiency in the US today.|
Won't you help? Send carrots care of Apollo.
My poor boy corgi, Sparky! He has a sore back, and in addition to pain meds and steroids, he's doing cold laser therapy. He now has a data port shaved into his back.
|Poor, poor Sparky.|
I am really getting itchy to jump again, so I mentioned it to MT. Yay!
And looking forward to riding tonight, too.
So there! That is my super-amusing blog entry for the day.