Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Good, The Bad And The Clueless

You don't get much past a Saddlebred. Not much food gets past a Paint horse ;-).



Handy (the good) and T-Bone (the bad) immediately know something's up.

"Oh, this can't be good..."



Yep, while Handy has more than earned his pension, T-Bone and Gato have yet to clock in more than a couple bucks. Which didn't even cover the first two bales of the over 100 bales of hay we fed them this winter.

Since I'm mostly riding by myself, I'm quite a bit older, way less in shape and don't bounce near as well as I used to, I've been hesitant to throw a leg over these two young, green horses. I think having a smaller (60'), enclosed area to work - on the ground and under saddle - will help.



I still have plenty of room to ride and drive around the outside of the round pen...when I'm ready to take off the training wheels.

Cowgirl Up!

And stay up ;-)

11 comments:

Reddunappy said...

Nice!!! I wish I could afford one!!! LOL

Heather said...

I don't see any pillows in that there round pen...

Alice said...

Now all you need is "rings on your fingers and bells on your toes".....

The Odyssey Farm said...

You go, girl!

Dreaming said...

LOL at training wheels! Love it!
I use my round pen a lot. It was a great investment - and I know what you mean about wanting to be in an enclosed area. The big, wide world seems awfully scary on horseback when you aren't sure of the horse... or yourself!

flowerweaver said...

Yeehaw!

Lori Skoog said...

I usually have to ride by myself and it sure has not served as great motivation. Not too many excuses left...have to get going.

small farm girl said...

Oh, this could get good! I can't wait to see how this comes out. lol

Shula said...

That's some lovely looking pasture :) I live in New England and finally the ground is good enough to do the first trail ride outside of the indoor for the year. Always a little hairy when they feel that breeze for the first time in months. Good luck with your riding and then happy trails.

~Tonia~ said...

Make sure to wrap yourself in bubble wrap like the commercial that was on where the mom wrapped her kids before the went riding their bikes. ;)

CTG Ponies said...

Woohoo, you go, girl!!

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