Friday, April 18, 2008

Rude awakening

Today I was jolted awake by all things, an EARTHQUAKE! Excuse me people but I live in central Indiana, not California. But yes it is true at 5:38 am to be precise I was rattled around and woken by a loud noise. My kiddos were pretty freaked by it also. We have no damage and it actually was around 70 miles to the West of us so we did not feel the brunt of it. Now it is a pretty day and warm but the wind is howling around 30 miles an hour. I haven't gotten to ride any this week and I am feeling anxious about it. I go tomorrow for a lesson and hopefully have not forgotten all that I gained last time. Tank is lonely and missing Harley, we are trying to spend extra time grooming him and letting Carson ride him daily. Yes he is still showing interest and I am happy about that. Today I dug out my original first saddle from when I was 10 or 11 years old and cleaned it up a bit. Since Carson is still showing interest I am going to take it to the leatherman in town and let him put new fleece on the underside and stitch a few places. It is amazingly still in good shape and I can't wait for Carson to ride it! Hopefully he will get many years of enjoyment out of it like I did! Hoping you all are having lovely spring weather.
Happy trails.....

4 comments:

Pony Girl said...

Lovely spring weather? What is that? ;) It is raining now and they are saying it might even snow here! I really wanted to go see my boy today, too!
Earthquake- scary! I wonder if the horses sensed it? What do you think they did when it was happening? They say animals can predict earthquakes, their behavior will change.

Janet Roper said...

I heard about the earthquake, glad you and yours are OK. It's been a weird spring. You'll do fine on your lesson!
Harmony,
Janet Roper

Rising Rainbow said...

I heard on the radio about the earthquake there. My first thoughts were "that's not earthquake country, what's the deal?" Glad that you are all ok.

As for spring weather, we have mixed, snow, hail and rain with a bit of thunder and lightning.

Mrs Mom said...

Holy Rumbling boulders TRC! Glad to read that you are OK up there....

Yippeeeee Cowboy Carson ;) Hope he keeps it up for a long, long, LONG time for you.

You wont forget anything from your lessons. Breathe deep, smile and have FUN with it girlfriend!!