Monday, April 6, 2009

Fun Times!!!!

So this weekend was beautiful in Seattle and I thought it would be a great opportunity to teach one of my horses to cross a creek... So me and S&D got all tacked up and headed for the trails, crossing streets, railroad tracks and passing scary dogs. My horse was amazing!!!

Now for some stupid reason he has always had a fear of water, running water, I should say. He bathes just fine... So we get to the creek and it's pretty deep, maybe 2 and half to three feet and about 12 feet wide. So I get on the very trained mare and we begin to pony my horse across with S&D standing behind him encouraging him to go into the water. Well he finally has no choice but to leap in the water and we cross and I am thrilled!! So we cross and cross again and he's doing great. So I decide to get on him and see if he'll now walk across with me on him.

Well he turns into a complete jerk! Like we had not just done it! So I finally get him to the edge of the water and he puts his head down and is sniffing it and I'm patting him Good boy good boy!!! Well he decides to LEAP into the water!!! Naturally I was thrown off balance and hanging on for dear sweet life when finally it was just to late. His sudden leap to the left threw me to the right and I landed smack in the middle of the creek!!! LMFAO!!!!!!!! I was soaked, but damn it if he didn't do what I'd asked....

Good Times... S&D got a good laugh out of that one...

7 comments:

kestrel said...

And that's why they call it a horse laugh! You know his thought process..

The Pale Horseman said...

you know he was just being good so you'd get on and then he could do that to you. ;) Horses are smarter than we think...

Amy said...

Heh. Funny. No Pics? ;)

Trainer X said...

LMFAO oh I wish there was video or something!!!!!

S&D said...

What a silly boy he is! Oh how I wish I had the video recorder for that one! It would have been one of those priceless videos! I did get that picture of the crossing when he was being ponied off of Mama... Hubby loved the story when he got back from motorcycle riding and was so bummed he missed the opportunity to laugh with us.
I still think you should have tried again Sunday... he might have followed the other horses across after our two hour ride!! Who knows though, he might have tried to roll in the creek to cool off too... what a goofy guy that Ven is... LOL

GoLightly said...

TrexX, how's your lungs?
Somebody quick, check her temp.
Stethoscope?
check.
Nice soft landing anyway. Ya goopy.
How strong was the current?

He was just channeling his Black Stallion..
Captain, we have navigational errors..
Glad the weather was fine!

Padraigin_WA said...

TX, glad you weren't hurt and that you had a good laugh. Cold, though, I bet. Was this stream mountain run-off?
As a fellow west-of-the Cascades Washingtonian, it's so great to see dear sunny skies of spring! I am just thrilled to finally see my shadow again. Gad, what a long, dark winter it's been.