Saturday, 29 November 2014

Reality check

I was carted off in the motorised cabin to prance to music again.  I gather we were a bit late leaving and when we arrived it turned out that they were running 20 minutes ahead of time.  I was quickly bundled into the warm up where I puffed round for a bit, and the next thing I know, I was in the big arena and being expected to dance to 'Happy' music.  Her friend said I looked befuddled, and She wanted to know why I didn't want to go forward and why I kept feeling the urge to stick my nose in the air.  Well, life just isn't that simple.

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To her dismay, the music didn't play back as it should and there were a number of unexpected pauses.

To make matters worse, She had made an emergency purchase of carrots from the corner store and they were a) not organic and b) very bendy.  I had to insist on having the mint flavoured treats instead.

Anyway, we survived but I think She has decided that we won't be going to the Regional Championship after all.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

"He will grow into it"

Her verdict on Hanuman's new coat.

Hanuman complains that his ears are getting quite hot under the hood.  Poor chap.  
I also have a new winter coat, purchased from the 'Big Horse Company' which specialises in making outerwear for the horse with the fuller figure.  I have to say that it is very comfy and doesn't strangle me when I graze, like the previous ones.
Posy has been praised for looking after her coats, which means that she has missed out on the new rug bonanza.  Posy is quite miffed that she has to wear last season's styles, and says it isn't fair.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Hanuman's first ridden outing

I was surprised to see my chum Freddie arrive yesterday morning when we had no play date scheduled.  It turned out he was to escort young Hanuman on his first ridden outing.
Posy and I waited anxiously in our stables for more than half an hour, and when Hanuman returned we both neighed loudly to show our relief that no harm had befallen the little fellow.  
Initially, Hanuman had been a bit surprised to find that She was behind him, on his back, and not in front of him holding a rope, but he quickly got used to the idea.  Then he was a bit confused because part of him wanted to run madly about with excitement, whilst part of him was a bit nervous and wanted to be very cautious.  In the end, he walked mostly and jigged a bit whilst ensuring that he didn't get too far from Freddie.  This turned out to be a winning strategy that won him much praise and a large carrot on his return.

Freddie keeps a watchful eye on his young charge
Hanuman is praised for his bravery and good behaviour

Hanuman celebrated afterwards by prancing round the field and flinging off one of his new shoes.