Monday, January 19, 2009

Woo Hoo!

That's right kids, I said woo hoo ya'll know what that means.....

I RODE TODAY!!!

Snuck off this morning for a much needed Frankie day. Although it was only 16 degrees outside and darn right cold, I did it! First Cory rode him and showed me all that I have missed in the last two weeks that I had not seen him, then I got a turn. Cory is working on stops now and I must tell you, poor ole Frankie is terrified to run! He looks so scared going down the arena and Cory isn't even pushing him yet. He is coming along good and I really hate that I must bring him home but I have come to terms with it. Cory is taking him slow and really making a nice fellow out of him. His turn arounds are coming together nicely and he is so stinking sweet I can't get over it. He so wants to be a big pet. Funny since he has never had anyone to dote on him in his short little life. I brought a blanket to try on him since he will need one when he comes home and it did not fit, that means a trip into the steamer trunk for a smaller size. I had a boarding stable when I lived in Fl and inherited lots of tack and blankets when folks threw them out or left them behind. I am sure we can find a 76 in there somewhere.
I did dote on him after riding even tho my feet were frozen in my boots. I think we are gonna get along great. I am going back Friday afternoon on my way to a show in Bowling Green Ky. I am apprenticing at a ranch horse show in prep for my judges seminar next month. I probably won't ride on Friday since I have the kiddos but at least I will get to see him again. Yes, I forgot the stinking camera again. I guess I need two, just leave one in my car.

Melanie , thank you for the award! I promise to get to it soon.

Yes, still slaving on the website, can't seem to get the images right just yet but still working at it. Be patient!

Happy trails....

5 comments:

Pony Girl said...

Yea! Your post reminds me of mine, in that I was excited to ride, too! Now I want to try to ride every weekend. Let's hope the weather cooperates. Can't wait to read more about your progress with Frankie!

Mrs Mom said...

You GO Girl!! Frankie sounds like a real peach there. Glad he is going to come home with you and be loved on. He'll eat that up, and be better for it when time comes to go back to training!

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Good for you to get to ride! We're still frozen stiff up here in the north pole! Really slows the horses down to a stand still just trying to keep warm, not to mention how much fuel they need to maintain! Frankie reminds me so much of Romeo in the "only" picture you have of him! You gotta have your camera with you at all times to get that shot! Thought I would kid ya a bit....now you know why they have those straps on em? Have a good weekend at the KY Ranch Horse.

allhorsestuff said...

Yeaaa! Nice to finaly get to ride your lovley Frankie! I am so excited for you to have him closer..and we'll pray for the weather to follow suit!
He's gonna love you!
Kacy

gtyyup said...

Great!!! Frankie sounds very my much like my Colt...wants to work hard but loves to be right there with you...you're going to like that.