Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesday Ramblings

Sorry it's been a few days getting to update the blog, been busy with work and things. Sunday was a great day. The weather was in the 40's and might have even touched 50 at one time. I rode Possum just a bit in the ring, but it was so busy in there and it hadn't been watered that the dust was killing me. We decided to hit the trails/dirt roads. I was glad to be out of the arena and Possum had a little extra spring in his step. We did some trotting and cantering. I got to the end of the road and decided that I would torture myself and wrap my stirrups up like a jockey. Possum like it when I play around like this and stood still while I adjusted them from on his back. Let me just say that if you want to feel the burn in your legs and thighs, just try trotting in jockey stirrups, not posting, but hovering. I swear I was burning more calories than Possum was just by riding him. I had to take a break after a few minutes because I felt like they were going to give way under me. Cantering is much easier than trotting. So we came to our favorite hill and Possum was pulling at the bit to go. I made dure we were safely around the corner and then I crouched low on his back and he took off like out of a cannon. I imagined myself thundering down the lane at the Breeders cup, catching horses like they were standing still. I got as close to his neck as I could with my face and urged him on with my arms. He hit another gear into warp speed and flattened his ears and stretched his neck. I love the feeling of going so fast that it takes your breath away, like when you stick your head out of hte window of a car driving down the road. We reached the top of the hill and I started to ease him up and stood in the stirrups just like I see the jockeys do at the end of a race. He pulled up slowly and I trotted him out for a bit until he had stopped blowing. We then walked and I took my aching legs out of the stirrups and let them dangle. It was a perfect day for a ride and we walked the rest of the way back to the barn.

I love the fact that I can do anything with my horse. He's up for anything and so am I, we both like to have fun. I can't imagine having a horse who was a stick in the mud. I mean Possum has come a long way from where he used to be, and we have definately become comfortable in our relationship. I feel like I can trust him with my life, I really do. The bond we have for each other is amazing. That's not to say that we don't have our moments and that he never pisses me off, but it's how we end our disagreements that matters, they usually bring us closer together. he is just amazing in his training lately as well and I am so excited to go to shows starting next month.

Sunday was the last time I rode. Work has been crazy and last night I had plans to ride Aragon again, but I was just so tired that I came home, let the dogs out, ate something and went to bed until 7:30P. Tonight I promised the dogs that we would go to the barn. The barn owner called me yesterday and said that a woman was interested in breeding her TB mare to Aragon but wanted to obviously see him in person. She asked me if I had any extra time if I could work him because she has been so busy lately so that Aragon could look is best when the woman came to see him. I said no problem, I enjoy working him and my hopes are to hit some of the trails with him this summer. So tonight Aragon and I have a date hahaha.

As for the guy thing, things are OK. I hung out with the new guy the other night and it is definately NOT a match. He is not big into animals and especially does not understand how important my dogs are to me. He was nice and all, but there was no spark. Greg actually got quite jealous and confided in me that he did get bothered a little, but that he has no say in the matter and is not ready for a relationship. I reassured him that nothing was going on, and even admitted that right now I had no desire to do anything with anyone because I didn't want to mess whatever we had, whatever that is hahaha. Greg and I hung out Monday night and went food shopping and out for a quick dinner. We had so much fun and it's just so easy to talk to him. We joke and kid, he puts his arm around me, I slap his butt. I need to be satsified with the fact that we have a great friendship and that if anything more were to happen this was a great basis. He did even tell me that night while shopping that his biggest fear is losing me as a friend and that I am the person he confides in most. I know this was really hard for him to say with sticking his neck out there. I really took it to heart and gave him a big grin.

Well that's about all for today. Looking forward to getting out of work and hittin the barn. I'm sure the dogs are too. Have a great day everyone.

4 comments:

oregonsunshine said...

Yeah, non-animal people don't always really click with animal people.

Stephanie said...

That's kinda funny Greg was jealous....me thinks if there are feeling lurking down below he should deal with them instead of burying them...

Laura said...

I like hearing about your gallops along the roads - I'm such a chicken that I won't be doing that for a while...! I have to live vicariously through you.

I was glad to hear that you will be showing Possum more this year - I'm sure you guys will do well. You'll have to get a camera, or geta friend to take some pictures of you guys for us! (I don't mean that in a wierd way, promise!! lol)

Too bad the new guy didn't have a spark - but at least you tried. Interesting that Greg was jealous...

sally said...

Have just found your blog.....have enjoyed reading about your journey with both Possum and men