Saturday, February 28, 2009
New Purse and Riding Ozzie
The other afternoon while waiting in line at the drug store, I saw this little number!! I have seen the zebra print purses but I have not seen this design with the cow print before!! I was so excited. I decided that I needed it. I only own about 5 purses, so, what the hey!! Mr. Cowboy thinks I own WAY too many purses. I tell him that it could be a lot worse!! So, six purses isn't too bad of a number. I also won't tell him that I got a flat wallet with pink and zebra print on it!! Hee hee. I loved the cow print on the purse. It was a trendy little bag yet, still laid back enough for me! What doesn't go with cowhide? Mr. Cowboy even tried out my new purse. He said it made some fabulous earrings!I think it made for a great hat and pair of earrings!! Who knew this purse would be so versatile? Mr. Cowboy, you are so smart! That is why I love that man! Really, it's never a dull moment. Between him and the two boys.....sigh........Now onto my BIG news!! I RODE OZZIE!!! Well, actually first I rode Peanut. I feel really safe aboard the 20 year old gelding that my three year old rides. That to me is safe! Mr. Cowboy rode Ozzie first. Just to make sure Ozzie wasn't feeling too frisky!! I have found that I feel a lot more comfortable when I have a "trainer" in the arena with me. Someone who can help me out of sticky situations. They also give me some confidence. I would not let Mr. Cowboy take any pictures of me riding because I did not want him to get off of Peanut. I asked him to ride next to me for a while and then I got brave and did some trotting circles away from Peanut. We changed direction a lot and trotted over poles. I set up an obstacle coarse and Ozzie did it. I had an L shape for walking through and then backing through. I even made a "gate" with two jumping standards and a rope. Ozzie actually did better through the gate than Peanut did. I really didn't ride too long. Maybe for 10 minutes. But I did ride him all around the arena. He still feels a lot like a baby to me. Ozzie will collect and bend. He has an awesome slow walk. He should for how long he walked with that useless trainer he went to. But he still gets "chargey" with his trotting. This is the first horse I have ever ridden that I am having a hard time slowing down. Half halting, ugh, it's a mess. We work on it, a lot. I think that is one of the reasons why he makes me so nervous. It's that out of control and going too fast that I don't like. But Ozzie still lowers his head when I tap his sides with my heels. I really love riding him. I just have to get my guts back in check. It's just going to take some time. And because Mr. Cowboy took pictures of me and Ozzie, I had him pose with Peanut. That little gelding is the new love of my life!! Such a great attitude. I can ride loping circles with him all day long. With loose reins and then just release my legs and say, "Whoa" and he stops. He is a fun little guy. Some one really took the time with this horse when he was younger, to show him the ropes. He is priceless.