Friday, February 15, 2013

Born To Run!

I had it in my plans to ride Miss Wind today, but as it always seems to do my plans didn't go exactly as planed. Technically riding Wind was the only thing that I didn't get to do today, hehehe. 

First thing I had to do today was go to campus(URI), on my day off, to help proctor an exam at 11am. So, I drive 45 minutes one way to school, hop on one of the shuttle buses and get to the lecture hall only to find out that the exam had been rescheduled to next week. Ugh, I drove all that way and wasted a 1/4 of a tank of gas for nothing. Oh well, back home I go. 

My Noseman, first time under saddle in quite a long time
I didn't get to ride Miss Wind today because I promised Nosey (my Quarter Horse Gelding, my first horse) that I would take him for a ride today. So, by the time I got all my barn chores done and rode Nosey, I was rapidly losing daylight. Though she didn't get to work under saddle, she did get to blow off some steam in the ring.
Yippie Mom opened the gate!!

Right after I got home from URI, I went and pulled off their blankets, since it was going up into the 50's today, and I let the two of them out into the ring to play! Their favorite thing to do!!!

They say you can take the girl out of the honky-tonk, but you can't take the honky-tonk out of the girl. Well, you can take the Thoroughbred off the race track, but you can't take the race track out of the Thoroughbred. Though Wind's been off the track since December 1, 2008, there are times that you would never know it. She was definitely Born To Run!

She LOVES it!! When she gets running, you best make sure you stay out of her way (I learned that the hard way last year, when she slammed into me going at least 35 mph and sent me flying. Not Fun!) The moment I opened the gate between the paddock and the ring, the two of them went flying down the hill and into the ring. Nosey chased her once around the ring before stoping to roll about 5 or 6 times in the snow, but did Miss Wind stop or even slow down?!?! NOPE. She just kept running and running, and bucking and rearing. She kept going for about a good 5 minutes before stopping for a minute to roll in the cold snow.

So, though I didn't get to ride her today, she did get to blow off some steam, and she got a nice grooming!  
Monkey see, Monkey do!
Synchronized rolling, and 1, 2, 3...up 
My Handsome Nosey Boy

My pretty Girl!!!!



  1. This was a perfect post! <3 the pictures!

    1. Lol thanks Maddy! I'm actually really enjoying it, don't know why I didn't do it sooner!

  2. wow super photos. both the horses are so photogenic. nosey looks happy that he got to go for a ride :)

  3. Thanks! Yeah I think he was very happy to go for a ride!! He was a very good boy!