Thursday, April 23, 2009

Runnin' -n- Buckin'

The poor ponies were in for two days due to this dreadful rainy weather. I usually don't carry the camera during turnout, especially with Blue, as he can be a handful requiring constant attention. The other day, Blue reared straight up and held the pose for a second. It was awesome, but I didn't have the camera! I was hoping for a repeat rear. He and Jess love to romp in the field when they are first turned out but only after the mandatory 'play like a pig' game in which each tries to be the muddiest after lots of rolling. The rain finally let up and due to the high winds, the ground wasn't too soggy so the footing was decent. Jessie being an all American Quarter Horse continues to have that amazing buck in her that I find amusing. It wasn't fun when I first got her and she pulled that stunt once while under saddle, but it is cute now that she is retired and going on 26 years old! I love that horse! Blue likes to rear, buck, kick, and rock back and forth, sometimes with all four hooves off the ground. Silly equine teenager full of antics! I am blessed with these 'babies' and love every minute we are together. By the way...look who I spotted chasing my deer... that beagle! It allowed that 'strange lady who just yelled at me' to pet it, but decided to return to the scent and catch up with the black lab who completely ignored me. Typical black lab!


JAN'S PLACE said...

doesn't it make your heart happy when they run and buck like that.. they just gotta get the kinks out!

Great shots.. gald you had your camera with yoy!

Jan :)

JAN'S PLACE said...

sorry for my spelling goof.. I am a rotten proof reader!!!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Whoa nellie! That is some buckin buckaroos! Does that mean they are happy?

...I'm such a city girl (*sigh*).

Paint Girl said...

You got some great pictures of the horses playing! That always happens to me, I forget the camera and than the horses do something funny or crazy!

Delphine said...

Hi Kritter Keeper! I am sitting here with a smile on my face remembering the days when I had the horses, and the turning out! They are like crazy kids until they settle down to the serious business of grazing. Enjoy your four-legged friends to the full -

Ali said...

Wow, great pics! They look like they are just having a blast. I love it when we turn out our horses, they are the same way. It is funny to watch our big OTTB run and buck, he is so big and clumsy! But Gunner, he just goes all sortsa crazy and has the prettiest gait when he runs. Ahhhh!

Yes, I just love cloth diapers, they are wonderful and really not hard to use at all. And they are SO cute!

And before I forget I found out that I DO have hypothyroidism, so now I am on a pill =P Hope you are feeling well and get yours all figured out!

threecollie said...

Great shots! Such exuberence!

JAN'S PLACE said...

Just came back to visit.. noticed I am one rotten speller!!

Have a great weekend!

Jan :)