Friday, May 6, 2011

Never never never

post something on Facebook that you don't want to eat.

Yesterday I posted on the barn page that Nina was nowadays going forward instead of up and I will be double damned if she didn't rear with me today.  TWICE!
The first one caught me so off guard I nearly tumbled off her butt.  I was on the buckle, she was being a little bit of a shit and I was ignoring her, wrong choice.  She stood up and balanced there.  I nearly fell off and I'm surprised I didn't pull her over backwards, all I had was reins in my hands.  I managed to get myself forward enough to help her balance a bit and when she landed she started to take off. 
I wanted to grab some mane in case she went up again and pull her around with one rein.  Unfortunately, I dropped the wrong rein when I grabbed mane and was flapping around trying to FIND the other rein for what seems forever but was probably a few seconds. 
I got her stopped, caught my breath, told her to walk and she took about 2 steps and went up again.  This time I was ready for her, grabbed mane and pulled her around hard.  When we stood still she gave me that stupid "go ahead and get off now" look that I haven't seen in over a year. 
Excuse me, but...you BITCH!!!!!
So we worked a little more, longer than I wanted because I was about to get off when she had her tantrum.  
She has had WAY too much time off and I am not going back to last spring.  Tomorrow she is going to be much more tired before I get on and she is going to work instead of strolling around thinking up trouble.

5 comments:

  1. Who put a quarter in her!?
    Wearing her out first sounds like a fantastic idea. I'm sure glad you didn't fall off. After being run over recently, that's all you'd need. I'm sure you'll be ready for her next time. ;)

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  2. Be careful out there! BTW... loved your "you bitch"... gotta love a mare!

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  3. Aw Nina, and here we were all so proud of your progress! Silly mare.

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  4. Oh my, that sounds exciting! Glad you stayed on and hope she is better for you next time.

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  5. You tell her Barbara! Good job staying on :)

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