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.

14 comments:

Carroll Farm said...

LOVE the purse, very versatile. Maybe Mr. Cowboy should wear it to the next rodeo.

Pony Girl said...

You got that purse at a DRUGSTORE? Not many drugstores around here have such cute things! ;) Love the pic of your cowboy w/it on his head, hee hee!
Yea, you rode Ozzie! SO proud of you. I totally get your "guts" thing. I even have it with My Boy sometimes. It got worse when he was mine. When I was leasing him and the trainer was around, it was all guts and no glory. Now, I'm more timid! Weird!?

Mrs Parks said...

What a great day
I love the purse!
Your husband wears it well :)

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

That is an awesome purse!!

Your Mr. Cowboy would have a heart attack if he saw my collection. Tell him he is very lucky to have a sensible wife who ONLY has 5 purses-hehehe

Good for you for getting out with your hubby and riding together.

Palomino Girl said...

Love your reference to the trainer that had Ozzie - too funny, but sad at the same time.

Moving on - good for you for overcoming your nerves and getting on that boy! Just remember, Ozzie will have a much harder time gaining confidence if you're not confident! Even if you have to fake it!

My Oklahoma horse is just looking for a leader, and if he feels alone, he gets nervous. If I provide that quiet, confident leadership, he does much better. You're going to have so much fun learning about Ozzie - but he has to learn about you too, and the more you trot him, the slower he will get.

And I have to agree - Peanut is a gem!

Palomino Girl said...

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Amanda said...

GIRL GIRL GIRL!!! I can not believe you found such and awesome purse at the drugstore!!! I love the fact that it is not all blinged out yet still definitely has that cowgirl look. PERFECT!!!
Looks like something Ricardo might have designed (swooooooooon). HAHAHAHAHA

Amanda said...

OOOPs forgot to say Good on ya!! For riding Ozzie, can you hear my hands clapping for ya all the way up here?

Amanda said...

Back again, have to ask, are those wooden beads on the handles of your new purse?? VERY NICE!!!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Good for you for giving it a try! Your confidence will come back to you soon, Peanut is a wonder boy.

Sue said...

Way to go for riding Ozzie. I assume he is a newbie with a history - I haven't been reading our blog long enough to know his history.

ramblingwoods.com said...

I love your new handbag and handbags are my weakness..You have a wonderful life Andrea..thanks for sharing the joy with all of us...

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Peanut has the softest, kindest eyes. Good for you riding Ozzie again. Is that arena close to being done yet?
I wanna see you out there doing barrels and chasing calves! hehe

Cute purse. I only own a couple handbags because I prefer the over the shoulder bags so I can keep my hands free. My favorite bags are backpack purses. lol!

Your hubby's a nut. Looks like one of those native tribe member chiefs or something. :D

~Lisa

The Wades said...

Peanut turned out to be such a great horse for you guys! So glad to hear it. If you ever get sick of him, I know a youth ranch that would love to get their hands on that sweet guy. ;)

Good job brave and trendy girl. :)