Sunday, 2 August 2015

Strollin' Strollin' Strollin'

...Rawhide - sorry have that line of that song stuck in my head.


It's been another quiet week for me saddle-wise despite my hopes for forestry hacking with my sister. As per usual the time seems to have gotten away from us.  She got in late Tuesday evening, I saw her briefly Wednesday evening when we fed the ponehs. Thursday i had a friends birthday dinner to go to, Friday 10 peeps came to my place for the inaugural bbq which meant I spent most of Saturday cleaning *blush*

You'd think I'd never been told
 to keep my heels down

We did manage to get out into the woods together this morning. She rode Nancy while i took Kika-the-giant-chicken, who was very good despite her cowardice. Love them!


Sadly we forgot all about the cameras on our phones so the pics accompanying this post were snapped by my sis as i rode Nancy bareback for the first time back to the field. I know I know...i am normally a helmet Nazi and rarely climb on a horse without a helmet. However I also rarely have company when handling the horses so for once I had someone on the ground in case for whatever reason something might go awry i took advantage of climbing aboard Nancy's broad back & even ponied Kika part of the way. I think i have discovered my new favourite way of getting them back out to the field after work...it's a 5 to 10mins walk ;-)

My fav pic of the day

10 comments:

  1. Wow, I had no idea Nancy was so big!! She looks so tall with you on her bareback!

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    1. It's hard to gauge how tall she is as she is so wide & I have still not managed to stick her yet. I know Kika was 165cms at the whets when I had her measured at 6 years old...Nancy is a bit taller alright. Won't know for deff what the height difference is till I find a way to measure her though...

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  2. Glad you had a good visit with your sister :)

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    1. Thankfully family time = good time

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  3. Wow Nancy looks huge with you on her bareback! Must be the lack of a saddle or something. I love the pictures. Don't harass yourself about your heels. It's hard to keep heels down while riding bareback. I just don't even try anymore if I'm not in a saddle hehe. I'm glad you had a fun week even though riding was scarce. It's good to do other stuff too hehe.

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    1. Nancy is an average sized girl height wise but she is broad so while not necessarily monstrously huge she has an imposing presence...Plus I'm not tall. 1m72/5ft7ish i think - so not statuesque by any stretch...geddit?! Rofl

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    2. #sorrynotsorry @ my ridic humour

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