Friday, January 22, 2010
Ride 'em Little Cowpoke!
The other day we went for a riding lesson. I had taken Pearl for Little Cowpoke to ride, but she had a big puncture wound that was all pussy. It was hidden under her winter blanket. But when I took off her blanket, the nasty puss was dripping from her wound. It was right by her girth area, so we couldn't use her. So, Little Cowpoke got to ride Hershey. Hershey is a 28 year old quarter horse that used to run High School barrels and now is used for beginner barrel lessons. He is such a big sweet boy. Just look at the size of that rear compared to Peanut's! I tried to get the Cowpokes to ride to the muddy spot in the arena and then turn around and come back to me. Little Cowpoke is a bit of a cheater. He would turn early to try to beat Big Cowpoke. Hershey was kinda a slow mover. But don't worry, Big Cowpoke would catch up. Little Cowpoke had a good ride. Every time Hershey would do something he asked him to, Little Cowpoke would say, "Look!! He's doing it!!" It was so cute! We practiced some barrel patterns. And took a lot of breaks! Then Little Cowpoke wanted to ride Peanut. I am really trying to get him to ride a different horse because in the hot summers Peanut gets really hot and tired. But we let him have a go. I love the look of Peanut's ears when ever Little Cowpoke is riding him. Peanut just looks so laid back and relaxed. Peanut had actually just galloped the pattern with Big Cowpoke and Little Cowpoke hopped right on and walked the pattern. I think Peanut really likes Little Cowpoke. I really love those big floppy ears! Good Ridin Little Cowpoke!