Sunday, April 25, 2010

Four Stories

I will sum up my day with 4 stories (trying to keep it short):
#1 At work this morning the giant Great Dane puppy BROKE the metal choke lead she was being walked on by one of my co-workers. Just one big lounge and snap. She was excited to see the tiny dog I was walking. I went into shock, I guess, but I am very upset with myself. I have stopped charging dogs several times in my life with a look: the last time was when I was walking with Misty online down the road when a dog notorious for attacking strangers came snarling at us. I got between Misty and him and said “Hey!” in a snarly tone and he ran away with his tail between his legs. His owner was shocked and apologizing for any harm done to my horse. But today, I just froze up. Oh, well, nothing bad happened except the clinic lost one of its stupid choke chains.
#2 I went to the farm to play with Blu, but the horses were out back so I had to bring them up. Misty came running up when she saw me coming out, thinking all the horses would start running up. I shut the gate so she could not go back out and after several minutes of frantically running around, she suddenly saw me and just calmly walked over to me and let me put the halter on. She enjoys bringing the horses up with me. It was good to realize this after yesterday’s questions about her. She knows what the job is and most of the time, I just get out of the way and let her do her thing.
#3 I played with Blu for a short while before going back to work. I had him saddled and my helmet on, but I only got through the preflight check before I had to go to work. It was still a good time and I got to ride Misty.
#4 Ginger got a 2 inch gash on her right flank/belly, aka her most ticklish spot. Ginger is my 17 year old sister’s horse. She is also Misty’s sister. Cute, huh? Ginger is the most sensitive horse I know, and tonight, she had to deal with 3 to 4 people crammed in her stall poking around and whatnot. I stayed out of the stall as much as I could and tried to keep my parents from raising their voices. My dad was down there to stitch it up or super glue it shut. Ginger is going to the breeders at the end of the week, so we would like it to heal up ASAP. It was very shallow, so super glue was enough. I was so proud of Ginger and my family for their cooperation.

Natural Horsewoman Out.

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I am a young horsewoman with a million things on my mind. I have been a student of the horse all my life. As a little girl, I had a desire to understand horses on deeper levels. I believed that there was no such thing as a bad horse, and I believed that all horses were beautiful. One might say that I was a naive child, but I guess I don't have an excuse anymore, because I still believe all of that, and Parelli Natural Horsemanship is helping expand on this perspective.

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