Friday, March 6, 2009

All good intentions

I did have all good intentions of riding my dear Frankie yesterday. But.....
life got in the way as usual. By the time I got out there to give him some of my undivided attention it was plenty warm but also plenty windy. The wind was blowing about 30-35 miles per hour yesterday, so even the 55 degrees felt still chilly.

Here is what Frankie and Jane thought about it

These two were running around like crazies. Jane braying the whole time it was hysterical.

Along with the warmth also comes the mud. This is what my beautiful pearl colored boy looks like now.

What? Why are you staring at me like that Mom??

Look at this kids, Frankie actually has a white blaze on his face that you can see.
Proving to all of these dang people around here who keep saying he is a white horse.

So I did not ride but I did do lots of ground work with Frankie and we worked on moving our shoulder away from pressure and our hip as well. We worked on backing up and squaring up as well. Today I am hooking up the trailer and after I ride I am going to practice one step in and backing out of the trailer so we do not have a repeat of the last episode.

But the big news is...........

Tomorrow Frankie is going on his first trail ride! The weather is supposed to be in the 70's and I just can't wait! I am hauling him to Brown County State Park to day ride with some girl friends. Hopefully he will be a good boy and impress me on the trail. Anxious to see how he is in the woods. Stay tuned for the results!

Happy trails......


Blue Eyed Tango said...

Have fun're brave!

allhorsestuff said...

Oh Great...He is so handsome, even in all his dirt glory!
Tell us soon about the ride on the trails!

Yea, I had a solo ride on Wa the other day in a new place close to the new barn, as it rained and winded...thought she'd dump me when she saw GOATS! But no, she kept her head!

College Horse said...

Oh man I love Brown County's Horse Park. They have some of the greatest trails. We used to camp there for two weeks at a time when I was younger. Hoping I can get some of my horse friends from Bowling Green, KY to trailer up there with me this summer. Have an awesome time there!