Sunday, 10 November 2013

Posy behaving badly

She took Posy to a show jumping contest today, which proved to be very well supported.  It was so popular that there was a long wait before Posy got her turn.  Posy was very good for the first half hour.  After 45 minutes of waiting, she became irritated at the lack of action and was pawing the ground and stamping her feet.  After an hour of waiting, Posy went into full blown tantrum mode and pranced about on her hind legs. 
Her 'hi-ho Silver' impersonations did serve to scatter the onlookers and clear a path towards the show jumping ring.  Finally, finally it was Posy's turn, and she duly jumped a clear round.  Fortunately, it wasn't too long before the jump off.  Nobody told Posy that the jumps had gone up, so she was caught out by the first one and knocked it down, then she just as she was releasing all that pent up energy over jump three and working herself up into warp speed towards the fourth, she found herself turning and having to jump number six instead.  It was all very confusing, but she cleared the rest and earned a carrot.  Posy also got a lecture on being patient at show jumping contests and not standing on her hind legs when she gets bored.

Furthermore, earlier this week Posy demonstrated that she isn't as bold as all that.  Witness her reaction to the new viaduct wall filler.

She won't be buying Posy one of those show jumping ear hats just yet...

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Strictly Come Prancing

She has been watching a popular dance show on TV and was so taken with one of the pieces of music that She wondered if it would make a good tune for a freestyle to music.  She had to try it out on muggins here, of course.  She thought the tempo might be a bit quick.  A bit quick indeed!!  My legs were twirling so fast that they are a blur on the video.
She agreed later that it was a bit too up-tempo for me, or any horse for that matter, and confessed that the couple that inspired this initiative were dancing the quickstep.    The word 'quickstep' should have given Her a clue.  D'uh!

No, the video hasn't been speeded up, my legs really were going that fast.  I had to have a lie down afterwards.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Hanuman gets a brand new coat

Poor Hanuman has spent all his young life looking like a poor orphan boy, wearing Posy's cast off clothing.  Now he is actually bigger than Posy and so She has bought him his very own coat.

Hanuman is delighted to have clothing that doesn't smell of Posy and is very proud.  He feels it must be a reward for his sparkling performance at his first show, and has, so far, taken great care of it.