Wednesday, February 1, 2012

a better day

The horses went outside again! This time Shy and her herd were in a different pasture, one that does not require walking knee deep in mud to get to. Even though the first fourth of this pasture was a mud pit the rest of the ground was pretty solid. All the horses for some reason where congregated by the gate and in the mud spit, splashing around and having a good horsey time. Except Shyloh. . .she was in the far back of the pasture, grazing all by herself. Yup, that's my horse. She knows what is important in life. 

As I made my trek towards Shy in deep mud/quicksand to get Shy, she noticed me coming and ran at a full gallop to the front of the pasture. Her little legs were on fire! I was so shocked that she was actually running to me and not away from me. Kinda made me feel good after my Debbie Downer day yesterday.

As she ran past me in a blur to the gate, I realized that I was attempting to get her without her halter or lead rope. What was I thinking? I unstuck my feet from the mud and turned around. Shy let me halter her and I gave her the peppermint I brought, just in case I needed some reinforcements. 

When we got inside, I hosed her legs off. It was another 50 degree day! Shy was caked in mud from the belly down! I am lucky that she is not a mud roller. Some of the other horses owners are not so lucky. . .most of them are mud rollers!
half of a muddy pony
I put her in the arena and she rolled around. Shy is a sand roller, she loves to roll in the arena, especially when she is wet.
Feels so good to get down in the sand
Then we did some free lunging before we played. I am teaching Shy to play soccer with me!
Shy's gonna be the next best soccer player, watch out David Beckham (that's the only soccer player I know)!
So far, she can only kick the ball backwards. But she seems to like playing. If I kick the ball away, she will go to it and kick it behind her. Soon, we will be playing full field one on one. . .hahaha!

I also bought a book today. I am really excited for it to come in the mail and can't wait to share. And. . .some progress was made on my something interesting! The results depend on a clause. . .we will see soon enough how much I can share! Enjoy the fuzzy lips!
Gimme a kiss!

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  1. adorable fuzzy lips! Hmmm, I'm curious!! and LOVE the soccer game!! I can't get Laz to do that. He just isn't into kicking it back lol!

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    1. Well, I am not sure if Shy is playing with me, or kicking it behind her to get rid of the ball, lol.

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  2. It's so cute that Shy will play soccer with you! I'm pretty if I kicked a ball to Scarfie, his eyes would get really wide and he wouldtry his best to get away from the monster or pretend to be a horse statue!

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    1. Shy was afraid of it at first, but not she realizes it is not one of those sneaky mountain lions in disguise!

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  3. Camryn here: Mom's tried soccer with me, but I just pick the ball up instead. We played ball yesterday too, the fetch kind though. Her would love to get me one of those gynormous balls but, not in the human budget I guess. Were you blowing kisses to Doc n Pippin in your last pic? hee hee

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    1. I believe that is just a yoga ball. I have seen them at Target for under $30. I wish I could get Shy to pick stuff up and hold it in her mouth!

      Yup! Kisses for Doc and Pippin :)

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    2. I found a yoga ball at a yard sale. We were driving by at about 50 mph... I made Hubby go back! They changed $1.00! The best money I've spent!
      Ah...Doc & Pippin love those kisses!

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  4. Those are some muddy legs! Dirty pony! :)

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  5. No one has more fun than Shy & Allie. Glad you guys had a ball!

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  6. She's wearing stockings!
    How come her lips and nose are so clean? My guys never ooh that way!

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  7. This is torture waiting on the surprise lol.

    I love the soccer pictures. :) Where did you get the ball?

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  8. Never mind, just read the other comments and realized it's just a yoga ball hehe. I'll have to try that with Chrome.

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