Sunday, February 12, 2012

Horse Fix

Oh boy, did I need some equine therapy.  But with my equine at fat pastu
re, that left me with my choice of Ranger, Washoe, or Jesse.  That's a no-brainer.  Ranger's my boy.  Washoe and Jesse are a little hard to handle when they've been cooped up and Ranger's just getting too old to care what the young whippersnappers are up to.

From inside the lodge, I could hear Ranger..."Beel!  Beel!  Let GunDiva come play with me!"

What?  You didn't hear it?

I did.  Loud and clear, so I grabbed his halter and played catch with him until he literally sighed and touched me on the shoulder with his nose so I could catch him.  I'm not as good at "catching" with the rope as Beel is.

But I didn't plan on how I was going to get him out of the pen.  In the summer, we just walk them through the square pen, which forms kind of an airlock, and out.  But with the recent snow, that wasn't going to happen.  I walked him over to the real gate and we went out that way.  I really wished that I had been able to mount up from inside the pen, because I was in snow to my knees. (No comments on how two inches of snow would be up to my knees either - it was legitimately deep.)

Ranger and I made it to where I thought I could mount up with a little help from Beel...
This seemed like a good idea.
It wasn't.
I pulled a muscle in my arse.
This was a much better idea.
"GunDiva?  Are you sure this is okay?  Beel's still back there."
Yes, Ranger, it's fine.  Beel's okay by himself.

"Beel!  Stop doing the flashy-box thing!"

"That's it!  You flashy-box thingied my one too many times!"

Five minutes of riding and I feel so much better.  Ranger, eh, who knows.  But at least Beel stopped with the flashy-box thingy.


Shirley said...

Hey, any time spent riding is grand- even if it's only a few minutes! Love Ranger's color.

Mrs. Mom said...

*giggle*.. Hey, your legs reach the ground so itz all good ;)

Glad you got in some equi-therapy!

And I wont even GO THERE with the muscle pull.. lmao

Dreaming said...

Sounds like you got more exercise catching him and bringing him out to mount than you may have gotten riding him!
I had to open one of our gates that was submerged in at least 18" of snow, maybe more. It wasn't fun. Luckily the snow was still somewhat soft and not too crusty.

Once Upon an Equine said...

Ranger is adorable! Nice to get out and ride. That's a lot of snow.

Momma Fargo said...

I'm thinking you look pretty snazzy up there on that Ranger. I bet Beel was jealous. LOL

Rachel said...

Glad Beel shared! Was probably happy that you weren't intent on embarrassing him with a joyful song and appreciative audience :)