Sunday, April 25, 2010

I'm Feeling It Now

Sore muscles...all over my body.

I'm sure my wild ride on Saturday caused most of them.

But, there was the bronc ride I got afterward too.

I took my buckskin horse to the barrel racing. No sense having a 4-horse trailer if you aren't going to fill all the slots-LOL.

Frosty has needed to start getting out and about again. He rides off great by himself or with Meg on another horse, but that isn't anything like what a horse experiences at public events.

Riding around the parking lot, he was fine. After all, he did run the gauntlet regularly back in SD.

He was not prepared for the warm-up arena.

But I was prepared for him...

And he didn't let me down.

Meg rode beside me and that helped Frosty somewhat. Horses passing him and loping every which way around him was freaking him out. A LOT!!!

He held it together pretty darn well, until a lady came loping straight for him.

He must have had flashbacks to that cow last summer-LMAO.

He dove left. He dove right...

And then he just bogged his head and let 'er rip. Full blown bronc ride.

Complete with bawling.

Think that won't get everyone within earshot's attention?

Oh yea! Everyone stopped and stared.

Thanks Frosty.

If he would have so much as ducked left or right when he blew up, I'm pretty sure I would have been off. Thankfully, he just bucked straight ahead.

Megan said I looked good.

Lovely!

I got his head pulled up and rode him out of it. We made another couple laps around the arena. Everyone gave me plenty of space-LOL.

And then we got the heck out of there.

Rode around outside a bit and called it a day.

My fun meter was pegged. I was ready to go home. So we loaded horses as fast as we could and headed for home.

I'm too old for this crap!!!

You would think that I would have been smart enough to take it easy today, but I didn't. There's too much to do these days. Hopefully I can move tomorrow.;)

10 comments:

Kristen said...

that is too funny, glad you're okay and stuck out that ride! It's always lovely when all eyes are on you when your horses choose to act like fools!

Sydney said...

some people don't know the rules of the ring. Indigo hates horses galloping past her she has a fit every now and then.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Ughh.. yea thanks Frosty... Hope you're feeling back to normal in a couple of days - for me it is always the second or third day that I can't move... Great thing you stayed on and even better that you looked good :)

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Goodness gracious! What a weekend you had!!! I'm glad he didn't duck out! You need a day of rest now! OH I know that ain't happening!

ps~ I must confess to spitting in laughter at what Meg said ;) Good girl!

Laura said...

Wow - you had a couple of wild rides this weekend! I'd've been in the dirt both times...! lol

Hope your sore muscles feel better soon.

Michelle said...

Wow, sounds like more fun than I could handle! I remember those days all too well, I swear my little horse has a Napolean complex and tries to kill any horse loping towards her within about 20 feet! Makes those warm arenas ever exciting!

fernvalley01 said...

Holy Dinah! you had a wild day!
I never could really ride the big bucks, kudos to you for stickin with it

Mrs Mom said...

We're chipping in to get you air bags.

Danielle Michelle said...

Gotta love it when you give a free show! My elbow took six months to heal up from when we opened up the Rodeo last summer during the parade...lol

Hope the next one goes better!

C-ingspots said...

Oh this did give me a good laugh!! I'm just glad you stuck in there and rode him a little bit after his little hissy fit!! I'm pretty sure I woulda bit the dust and humiliated myself in the process...