Friday, February 8, 2013

Blizzard Nemo

First off Brian Phillips... Although you're hilarious, Nemo was a clown fish... Not a blow fish.
Also, everyone else, did you forget that Nemo was also the Captain in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea...
Which do you think that this storm is named after? Let's hope the clown fish.

Also, another blizzard question - Why do people panic about buying milk? Bread and carbohydrates I understand. But milk?

On to other news. If you haven't read Kate's blog yet (CLICK ME!), we went on another trail ride with Princess Lu Lu and the roly poly Queen Pretty. Quick lunge first to see both ponies had their brains and we did, then off for another fun-filled heart-stopping adventure. Decision to head down the long stretch was made so we could pick up a little trot. And then... the couch. I mean, people have dumped tires... Christmas trees... bicycles... dead bodies. Okay just kidding. About the Christmas trees...

Okay okay, back to the couch. The ears popped up and the noses flared... Was it the couch? Or the horses standing next to the couch? The other two horses walked by the couch with a flinch, walked by us, and there went Pretty... Basically screamed, "I'm going with them!" And Lucy just stood there in despair. When asked to move forward towards something scary, the little arab is usually quite brave, but of course she took two steps forward and sat and started spinning any which way she could. Lucy of course reacted to her dance steps and backed into a tree. Before anyone decided to take off down the trail either with or without a rider, I jumped off and took the reins. She was ready for battle at first and charged towards the couch like it was nothing and then realized it made noise when you touched it. OOOOOHHH NNNOOOOOO!!!


After she realized it was okay and Lucy saw Pretty relax, she took a few steps forward but it wasn't enough. Kate dismounted and walked Lucy over and pulled out the cookies. They were fine, until it moved and also made noise.


Pretty walked back and forth by it and decided it wasn't really that scary. Lucy really needed a good look. Kate walked her around the couch to see it from all sides and she was finally stopped giving it the googley-eyes like it was going to jump up and eat her (I mean, it was a couch, it could've). And then Kate did the unspeakable! SHE MOVED THE COUCH! There are 24 hours in the day... And these 30 seconds were what made the day.


Couch or Death? Why not both?

I will never forget this day. It was a complete success for the entire trail ride. Kate helped me back on and she jumped on Lucy and we made it back to the barn, after Pretty saw the two horses from earlier and became a dressage Olympian, successfully and accident free. Who needs ring work?

Found out today that I have tomorrow off. Snow ride anyone?!



1 Comments:

At February 8, 2013 at 4:20 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

That video makes me laugh every time I watch it!

Ooh, ooh, ME! I want to come ride!! ;D

 

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Blizzard Nemo

First off Brian Phillips... Although you're hilarious, Nemo was a clown fish... Not a blow fish.
Also, everyone else, did you forget that Nemo was also the Captain in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea...
Which do you think that this storm is named after? Let's hope the clown fish.

Also, another blizzard question - Why do people panic about buying milk? Bread and carbohydrates I understand. But milk?

On to other news. If you haven't read Kate's blog yet (CLICK ME!), we went on another trail ride with Princess Lu Lu and the roly poly Queen Pretty. Quick lunge first to see both ponies had their brains and we did, then off for another fun-filled heart-stopping adventure. Decision to head down the long stretch was made so we could pick up a little trot. And then... the couch. I mean, people have dumped tires... Christmas trees... bicycles... dead bodies. Okay just kidding. About the Christmas trees...

Okay okay, back to the couch. The ears popped up and the noses flared... Was it the couch? Or the horses standing next to the couch? The other two horses walked by the couch with a flinch, walked by us, and there went Pretty... Basically screamed, "I'm going with them!" And Lucy just stood there in despair. When asked to move forward towards something scary, the little arab is usually quite brave, but of course she took two steps forward and sat and started spinning any which way she could. Lucy of course reacted to her dance steps and backed into a tree. Before anyone decided to take off down the trail either with or without a rider, I jumped off and took the reins. She was ready for battle at first and charged towards the couch like it was nothing and then realized it made noise when you touched it. OOOOOHHH NNNOOOOOO!!!


After she realized it was okay and Lucy saw Pretty relax, she took a few steps forward but it wasn't enough. Kate dismounted and walked Lucy over and pulled out the cookies. They were fine, until it moved and also made noise.


Pretty walked back and forth by it and decided it wasn't really that scary. Lucy really needed a good look. Kate walked her around the couch to see it from all sides and she was finally stopped giving it the googley-eyes like it was going to jump up and eat her (I mean, it was a couch, it could've). And then Kate did the unspeakable! SHE MOVED THE COUCH! There are 24 hours in the day... And these 30 seconds were what made the day.


Couch or Death? Why not both?

I will never forget this day. It was a complete success for the entire trail ride. Kate helped me back on and she jumped on Lucy and we made it back to the barn, after Pretty saw the two horses from earlier and became a dressage Olympian, successfully and accident free. Who needs ring work?

Found out today that I have tomorrow off. Snow ride anyone?!