Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Big Blue And Stupid Government Ideas

I'm locked and loaded...and plumb wore out. I have pretty much crammed my entire fall chores into a couple of weeks. What's not done is just going to have to wait.

Today was pretty much spent running around trying to get the last of the horses feet trimmed. My hands are sore, sore, sore. This time of year, trying to trim the feet of the horses who have been running in the pasture is pretty much like trying to chip away at cement.

The last horse that needed trimmed was studly. To save herself a trip, mom asked if I would take Andrea's favorite blue horse down to the ranch, so my brother has a saddle horse.

So I popped the big blue horse in her trailer and headed the back road to the ranch.

What's wrong with this picture?...


Does this help?...


For as far as you can see in any direction, this is all there is...


And the government in it's infinite wisdom thinks we need street signs? No wonder our country is broke. This has to be one of the stupidest things I think I have ever seen. Damn! We can do just fine without these types of civilization encroachments. If you don't know where you are out here...either stop and ask(people are pretty friendly) or just keep driving until you end up somewhere...I know for a fact that any way you turn on this road, you'll eventually end up at a bar. That should be good enough!

Well, maybe they put them up so the cows know where they are....
Bwahahahah...I crack myself up. I know...I'm a dork!

Blue doesn't get overly excited about anything. He just perks his ears and looks things over...


I think he simply sighed a big sigh of relieve when he realized he has a corral to himself...
For as big as he is, Blue is a sissy. EVERYTHING picks on him. For some reason, he has never, ever melded with the herd. Very strange considering he was born on the place along with everything else. He is an outcast. So, I think he is going to like his new digs. His own corral space and the fenced off area around the place to graze in. And he will get the attention he craves from my brother. Brother already called...twice! The first time he called to say Blue was doing fine and that he though Blue liked him. The second time he called to say that Blue LOVED him. Oh good god! Two simpering, sissies meet-LMAO.

And remember how I said I think Beretta is getting the same glistening body color as her daddy? How's this for shiny?...
Pistol just glitters. Now that's what I consider a pretty bay...but then I guess I am a little prejudiced.;-)

Well, I'm down the road. I'm excited to go. But today was a bit sad. I will certainly miss my wide open prairie and all the horses. Good thing I can come home anytime I want! It might not be Megan who gets to missing me, but me who gets to missing HOME.

17 comments:

cdncowgirl said...

Have a great trip and hopefully we'll here about your new adventures soon :)

ps - Pistol is not a pretty bay, he's a gorgeous bay

Paint Girl said...

Pistol is absolutely stunning!! I am a bay girl and he is the perfect bay!! And yes, he glitters!! Lovin' him!!

Leah Fry said...

The bay is gorgeous, but I like the blue :-) And I'm glad he found his "true love" LOL!

Mrs Mom said...

Pistol's color (and Pistol,) make my heart go pitter patter a bit faster. He is a handsome man for sure.

Of course, Big Blue there ain't no slouch either! (Then again, you guys DO have one awesome breeding program in place..lol)

Safe travels to you woman, and know we'll be thinking about all of you! Howdy to Honey Man from us too!

Laura said...

Safe travels to you! I'm sure you'll need a few days to rest after all those chores!

That is a beautiful colour on that horse! I want a shiny horse! lol My old mixed up colour appy is rarely clean and white just doesn't shine at all!

Kristen said...

hope the trip goes well, I absolutely love looking at the horse pictures you post, they're beautiful!

Callie said...

LMAO! At the street sign, and boy oh boy that horse IS shiny!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Yes, Beretta is beautiful- so shiny!! Do you use anything on his coat?

Melanie said...

If Blue doesn't work out for your brother, could you please send him my way??? Don't I ask you to do that with all of your ponies though??? LOL!!!

I hope you have a wonderful trip, and can't wait to hear from you once you are in CO. :)

PS-Pistol is one handsome daddy!!!!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

"I know for a fact that any way you turn on this road, you'll eventually end up at a bar. That should be good enough!"

You crack me up too. I thought that street sign was put there as a joke.

Andrea said...

Melanie, I have first dips on blue!! :)

And now I may have a little competition for blue with your brother!! :) Love that big blue boy and his personality to me sounds perfect. I am glad your brother is loving him.

I bet those cows get all sorts of mail sent to them:
Bovine Pasture
262nd Ave

LOL, that is hilarious!! I love the fact that there isn't even a road there. Maybe if you are driving out there and you don't know where you are, then you probably shouldn't be driving out there!

It would be hard to leave! I sure do hope you get to come back for visits and I sure do hope that Megan will keep us all updated on her showing.

Anonymous said...

Why is that horse called "Blue?" he's a bay roan, not a blue roan...at least that's what it looks like in the photos. He's lovely, I just can't figure out his name.

Danielle Michelle said...

HAve a good trip! I'm so glad we're not the only place with road signs in the middle of nowhere.

Vaquerogirl said...

Bon Voyage and have a safe trip. We'll catch you on the flip side sista'. Can't wait to hear about your adventures in the 'city'!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

We arrived safely. The horses traveled well. It's slow going with horses who aren't used to long trips like that, but even Queen, who hasn't been anywhere in 8 years did really good.

FV-No we don't do anything special for Pistol's coat. He just gets grass hay and a bit of oats. He's just one of those lucky few who never, ever gets a dull coat. Even his winter coat glistens.

Anon-I know. Blue is the same color as his dad, who was registered as a blue roan as well. Wishful thinking I believe. Adventures Of A Horse Crazed Mind did a post on all the different colors that people tried to call blue roans.
But when Blue was a baby, he did look like a true blue roan, hence his name. He has gotten more and more red as he has aged.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

I'm glad you arrived safely!! It sounds like maybe now you need some resting time LOL!! I'm kind of sad for you because I think you are going to miss alot of things from home...I hope everyone adjusts well!! And Pistol is one awesome shimmering bay!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the shimmer!!

Stephanie said...

LOL! You are cracking me up too. Glad that your bother is liking Blue - I think he is a cutie! But sometimes they just have the mindset where they are always the picked on ones - glad he has some attention now.

Hope you have a great trip too! Hope you've had a fun summer! Let us know how things go...