Monday, September 22, 2008
Hey, That's Not My Idea of Fun
This morning Little Cowpoke wanted to brush my hair. So, like the sweet angel he is he went to my room and got my hair brush. He climbed on the couch behind me and started to brush my hair. But something was funny. Because the brush was making a, "snip snip" sound. Yeah, that cute little boy was cutting my hair!!!Right in the middle of my head. Nice. Luckily it is not that noticeable. Then I wanted to go ride Ozzie. I had the plans of riding him in the big pasture. So, I saddled him, lunged him, and out to the big 20 acre pasture I went. I had been riding for about 20 minutes if not more. We had cantered and trotted. We walked through a bunch of water. Ozzie was doing great. Until I tried to walk after the donkey. Ozzie and I were just walking, nicely. And we were following the Donkey. Then the Donkey started to trot. At first I didn't ask Ozzie to trot, then I figured he was being good. That is where I was soooooo off. Ozzie did a horrible rear, buck, twist, buck, fly in the air type of thing, I held on for two of those horrible twisty bucks, then my right hand got leather burn and by body went one way and Ozzie took off the other way. Let me tell ya, the ground does not feel any better than it did when I was younger. I had to lay there for a moment because the air was knocked out of me. I crawled for a little bit, then I was able to get up. My right hand was throbbing. Burning, it was horrible. I made it to the water troughs and stuck my burning hand in the water. My hand doesn't look too bad, but it sure burns. I can't bend my fingers and I have to keep ice on it or it burns like it's on fire. So, now I think I am ready to send Ozzie to the new trainer. Mr. Cowboy is going to get back on him when he gets home. I don't know why Ozzie did that. I think it was just a colt thing. He got excited or something. I couldn't get back on him because I can't move my fingers. Other than that I am alright. At least I know how to drop and roll. I am also grateful I didn't land on any ant piles. I am not as young as I used to be. I am also thinking that arena dirt is a lot softer than Louisiana soil.