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!

12 comments:

Sydney said...

Oh my gosh your boys are so cute. They are gonna be some cute cowgirl winnin cowboys when they get older.

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

How luckey you are to be able to do that with your kids. They are making great memories:)

Sheila said...

How adorable! Love it!!

Mrs Mom said...

PEANUT ROCKS!!!! TOTALLY!

Boy they are growing up fast Andrea. Handsome lil buggers!!

Tj and Mark said...

oh my goodness, that was sooo cute. It looks like little cowpoke really enjoys riding. so nice to see.

Pony Girl said...

Little Peanut looks great on horseback! What a nice gentle horse that old Hershey is! He looks great for 28. Do you think LC & BC will stick with riding horses as they get older?
I'm sorry to hear about Pearl's boo-boo, I hope it heals up quickly.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

That's awesome Andrea! You are raising some fine boys there.

I'm so excited to see Cowpokette riding. No hurry though!;)

TriciaDark said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼 ..................................................

Michelle said...

Hershey is such a good boy...I was watching Gretchen on him the other day at our lesson and they were looking so good. I LOVE the last pic!!! Awesome!

Danielle Michelle said...

They are so cute! What a great time - learning barrels from mom!

Midlife Mom said...

Love, love, love the pictures! They are just great!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Those are some amazing, gentle horses. Must be awesome to have horses that will take such good care of your kids. I hope one day to find a horse that will do that for me.....
I love that last photo. Beautiful!
I hope that Pearl heals up well and quickly.


~Lisa