Thursday, March 12, 2009

I Guess I Have Become A Wimp

I was supposed to take Lexi foxhunting on Saturday morning. I was just going to go third flight (non jumping flight). She's only been back in work since January and has left my farm a grand total of three times in her life, with the last time being in August 08 when we had our trailer incident. I thought I might have my hands a bit full but still thought it would be fun. I'm not crazy (I'm just a little unwell) as riding a completely green horse that's never really been anywhere or seen anything with a pack of hounds and bunches of strange horses galloping around us is not what caused me to be a wimp. Take green horse off the farm for this first time in seven months after only being back in work since January, check. Take green horse to a foxhunt for her first real outing, check. Spend a few hours outside when it is 50 degrees and raining riding green horse at the fox hunt - no check.

To say that I have complained about our weather yesterday and today would be an understatement. We went from anywhere in the mid 70's to low 80's to a high today of about 39 and rain. Tomorrow will be mid to upper 40's and rain. Saturday is supposed to be low 50's and rain. The horses are all back in their waterproof blankies. So call me a wimp because I just have no desire to spend a few hours outside when it is 50 degrees and raining. I was so excited about going but have lost all desire to go due to the weather. I have honestly never considered myself a fair weather rider but maybe that has changed. There is a schooling show on Saturday as well that I might take her to instead. Not to ride in any classes but just to hack around and school in a strange place with strange horses. I can go, ride around for 30-45 minutes and have the experience, and then load the horse in the dry trailer and myself in the dry truck and go home.

Now it is time for me to say something positive in this post. Hmmmmm, let me think about it. By Monday the weather is supposed to be really nice again, back in the 60's, so all of the horses will be back out of their blankets as of Monday morning. We have a new resident coming next week. He's been scheduled to come for awhile it has just been a matter of getting the shipping worked out and everything in order. Nothing is more fun than a new horse to play with. I can't wait to post pictures of him - he is soooooooo cute! I vacuumed up all of the ladybugs that were around this one window in my house with the Animal. I ended the ladybug invasion that we suddenly appeared to be having. Amy and I did a major spring cleaning on the office in the barn. Now I get cranky whenever anyone goes in there. I start shrieking about not getting it dirty again. We cleaned the bathroom, the sink, the window sills, even wiped down the blades on the ceiling fan, and swept and mopped the floor. It did make my inner neat freak very happy I have to say.

See, I had more positive things to say than I thought! I'll leave this with a few pictures. These are all from mid to late November. I slowly creep my way towards 2009 with the pictures!

Three lazy dogs. L-R Bear, Trooper and Bush
Close-up of BearCloudy in front of the barn
Buster in the back with his mom Beulah in the front. Notice all of the gray on her face. That is because she is at least 17 years old and maybe older. She is one of our retired/pet cows.
Tony on the run; too bad I took this facing into the direct sun as it would have been a nice picture
Ivan in his cute plaid blanket
Apollo in mid yawn
Harmony, Teddy and Buffy
Sebastian was looking at something

Leo enjoying a nice pile of hay
Elfin and Homer sharing a hay pile (we also celebrated Elfin's birthday)


ZionFarm said...

I don't think you are a wimp at all for not going to the foxhunt due to the weather! I am right there with you when it comes to that.

We are hosting a clinic next month (that I am riding Hoffy in) and I am already praying for no rain and warm weather.

Anonymous said...

You, Sweetheart, are NO wimp! I HATE riding in the rain ESPECIALLY while jumping (except in the middle of summer cause then it feels AMAZING!)

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hello, Thanks for stopping by. Hey the older I get (almost 50) the more I hate the cold, damp and rain! In a perfect world I would love 70 and sunny all the time but I'm stuck up here north! These clinics are fun but can be nerve racking sometimes going to and from! LOL! Stay warm inside!

ezra_pandora said...

I would definitely have whimped out too. I don't know if I'd ever like to ride in rain really, especially FAST. The schooling sounds like a good thing.

And there you go with more goofy open mouth pictures. One of these days I'm just going to sit in front of my girls with the camera ready and I WILL catch one!!

Amy Bennett said...

I wasn't going to go in that weather either....not with my greenie! Heck...she is my dream horse & I paid too much for her for something to happen to her. We didn't even to go Brownlad, but I did go to help school Libby with her new horse. Had a horrible trailer accident with a horse I was going to ride. You'll havr to read it for the details. It's called "Close Call"

Hunt is rescheduled for next weekend....we'll see!

Amy Bennett said...

I ALMOST DIED! Seriously!