Yeah, your stirrups did look a bit short. But after assembling your Alpine Assault Team to get up ON that big old boy, I could see you saying, "The heck with it!"
Somebody gave my trainer a big old Palomino who is a nice horse but VERY large, very round, and very forward. He's sort of an oversized Quarter Horse type - big barrel and a big butt, and 17.1 I think. I rode him and everybody laughed at me -- my trainer said, "You look like a peanut up there!" He really is a sweet boy and although he's very strong he came back to me as soon as I asked, but he's just way too big for me. And Gracie and I are just right together - she knows what I'm thinking almost before I think it. If it ain't broke, why fix it?
I took my daughter and a friend who came with her out shopping this afternoon, and it was TOO HOT TO SHOP! You'd open the car door and get hit in the face by a blast of steam! We would have sprinted for the mall doors, but it was too hot to run -- you break a sweat just standing there.
The dogs are well out of this mess!
posted on 08/07/2007 2:25:48 PM PDT
((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
Rattlesnakes and gators...100 degree heat with 95% humidity...ticks...mosquitoes big enough to drain you dry...you gotta wonder why people ever decided to settle some places in the deep South! ;o)
posted on 08/08/2007 6:43:46 AM PDT
(Don't take life too seriously. No one gets out alive.)
I look alright on him, and in fact, it's hard to tell how big Levi is until you get up close. The only part I hate about riding him is getting the saddle on him and getting on him. I can handle him on the ground no problem (though it was intimidating at first) even through his occasional temper tantrums. (He can do the most lovely piaffes when he wants to, did you know that?) His bucks are nothing more than just lifting his rear off the ground. He gets extremely claustrophobic in small spaces, which for him is just about everywhere, but even when it seems like he wants to explode with terror, he's always very careful about where I am first. Though after we're done going past a scary shavings bag, or hose, he always seems to wear a "Did you see that?!" look on his face.
posted on 08/08/2007 10:35:42 AM PDT
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