Holy Cow, I am pooped. I tried to ride Ozzie yesterday in a small pasture and he was a dork. A really big dork. The horse just doesn't get riding in straight lines. His entire life he has been ridden in either a round pen or a cutting pen. Which is just a big square round pen. Which in that seance it wouldn't be a round pen, it would be called a square pen. So, when I set up some ground poles to work Ozzie over he was a complete dork. Ozzie was a drunken sailor going over them. So, what does one do when one has a drunken sailor horse? Well, one would just buck up little cowgirl and put on her big girl panties and ride the hair off the horse, but I am not that cowgirl. I am a timid mommy of three that doesn't have a death wish. Or any broken bone wishes. Therefore, I derived a better and safer plan.
So, tonight, for an hour and a half, my fat self walked and ran behind Ozzie while we line drove all over our huge arena. He only tired to take off twice. I guess my body is a bit harder to drag than I thought. But after an hour, Ozzie finally decided to lay off my hands and to slow down his stinken trot. Which I was grateful for, because my rear end was tired. I am going to do this all week and then see if I can ride that monster in the arena. Okay, it might be a bit longer than a week, but I am determined to get him going in that arena. With out any freak outs and in straight lines over ground poles.
Oh, and because I can't have a post with out any pictures, the boys got a turtle a while back. He is a store bought turtle and a super great guy. The boys sure like him. I am indifferent. So, now I am going to go soak in the tub. My muscles are killing me from running around the arena for an hour and a half. Well, we didn't actually buy him, my sister in law bought him for her son, and now we have inherited him. He is way fun, if turtles can be fun. A great "Life Long Companion." I saw that written on a tortuous tank. Yeah, I would bet that the tortuous is a life long companion. But really, how much are turtles companions? Just wondering?