Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ride 33 - Stealing Apples

Just a warning... the pictures are bad and the editing is bad because the USB ports on my laptop aren't working so I can't plug in my mouse.  I HATE editing pictures with the touchpad so these were done quickly and poorly.  :)

After three weeks I finally rode Chrome lol.  I mentioned in my last post that I got sick and then my best friend came home from working out of state so I've been really busy.  She goes back to work in August so I may continue to be a little scarce for a while.  I would do my blogging while staying at her house, but she doesn't have internet!!!  At first I was having serious withdrawals, but after a while I realized it was kind of nice to not be tied to a computer all the time.  We spent all our time riding horses, riding four wheeler, shopping for campers (she needs a new one since she's going to keep travelling for this job), buying plants and fruit trees for 50% off (score!!), etc.  Busy, busy, busy.  :D  I'm back home for a little while (she lives in my old town so I stay with her when I visit) because hubby needs a break from taking care of the critters and I missed Chrome and my pups.  :)

Today was the first day since I've been back home that it hasn't been so hot and humid outside that you think you're suffocating (or drowning)...  so of course I decided to ride Chrome.  He's had long enough of a break lol.  He was such a good boy!  He wanted to graze a few times, but I reminded him not to.  He was also veering back toward the pasture if I wasn't holding the reins (like in the pic above), which is so annoying.  One of the things I always loved about him is that he's not barn sour..... but the flies were bothering him so maybe he was just wanting to seek shelter.  When we went up the driveway he was fine.  We both want to trail ride so bad!

This picture is cool because it shows how high his head goes when he's alert.  I love the upright necks of Friesians and Friesian crosses hehe.  For perspective check out the photo below that was taken two seconds later.  Notice the gate in both of them...

After meandering up the driveway and back we decided to have some fun....

And played in the duck wading pools LOL!  He makes them look tiny.  He had fun splashing in the water and even wanted to put his hoof in it, but I didn't let him because he could mess up the plastic.

Then we wandered off to hang under the apple tree..... and I taught him how to pull them off the branches all by himself LOL!!!  It was so cute.  My husband had come home for lunch (LOVE that he works a job where he can do that!!!!!!) and came outside to see Chrome stealing apples off the tree and me laughing so hard I could barely take pictures, so he offered to take some pictures.

I'm on Chrome's back.  My husband was taking these pictures.  Chrome trying to find an apple.... 

 .... he found one and bit down....

 ..... and PULLED!  :D  So cute!  He loved his apples lol.  I only let him eat one because they aren't mature and I don't know if that's bad for them or not.  He spit most of it out because there was a piece of branch stuck to it and he couldn't figure out how to eat it.  Anyone know if apples that are about half grown are okay?

 My narcoleptic pony pretending like I've overworked him LOL!

We only rode for just under twenty minutes, but we had fun.  :D

P.S.  Do any of you follow Denali's blog?  It was called Green n Green = Black and Blue.  Is it gone?  Did she take it down?  It was at www.wildponybeast.com, but it's not anymore.  :(  What about Sydney's blog at Bitless Horse Science vs. Tradition?  I can't find her's either.  I always worry when blogs just disappear..... maybe it's a server issue with their web hosts?  If anyone knows please leave me a comment!  Thanks!

Monday, June 17, 2013

I Am Alive

Sorry I haven't posted in so long or been by to read your blog in ages!  I haven't ridden Chrome since the 27th of last month, but he's doing well.  First I got sick and then my best friend who has been working out of town for almost a year got back home so I've been hanging with her as much as possible.  Not to mention working on our house and we also had to fix the electric fence.  We got a solar charger and I'm loving it!!!  I'll update again soon.  I have pictures to share I just haven't watermarked them yet.  Talk to you soon!