Yesterday I rode Smoke....Dad was standing infront of the shop with his arms resting on the back of a handcart. I was riding up toward his right side....he always squints his right eye when the is out. I started riding across the cement...I could see he still didn't know I was there which was amazing because if he doesn't see something, he hears it. We walked right up to him, then Smoke had her head about five inches from his face. He jumped, threw up his arms and hit her in the face!! Smoke just jerked her head away but stood still. I almost fell off I was laughing so hard. I'd done that several times to Grandpa, but never thought I'd get Dad!! He won't live that one down for a loooong time!!!
A little while later, I was on my way back from a trail ride, when I spotted Grandpa coming up the lane in his goofy mobile (mini truck). I was about and 1/8 mile away by the pond. I yelled to Smoke and let her rip!!! We shot across the hay field....turned sharply and were running alongside the truck. He still didn't see us, so I kicked her again and we ran even faster until we passed the truck. I looked back just as he saw us!! He jumped and yelled!! That was the most fun I've had in a long time!! We were flying!!! It took me a couple hundred yards to slow her down.
After all that, I came up to the barn, unsaddled her and rode her bareback across the road...not exactly a smart thing to do when I'd only ridden her bareback once before...in a roundpen...., we'd just finished running so she was excited and to top it off, she was in heat!! When I told Dad that he said "I don't have time for a funeral, young lady!" Which was his fatherly way of saying "Knock it off!"
Levi's bunnies are growing by leaps and bounds. They are so cute!!
Here are some recent pictures of the animals.
Easy is a four year old stud colt....I've never ridden a four year old..or a stud before so it was a great experiance!!
Earl had just been weaned so he kept following everyone around hoping to find mommy!
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