Thursday, May 28, 2009

Well, I sure feel better now. I hauled Tonka and Bella over to my sister's and we left Bella in the round pen and went for a ride. It's funny, she tells me about the miles and miles she rides on the farm roads out there, but for some reason or other when I ride with her we always turn back at the same tree, which I would guess is two miles out at the very most. Today Levi's shoulder was bothering him. (Levi is her horse.) Usually it's Levi's health issues that turn us around. Which is why she needs a horse like Bella to take into the mountains.

Here's my fella parked by the road. It's nice to know just about anything can go by (and has, at her house where they farm) and he'll be sensible.

When we got back she tried to show me some Clinton Anderson thing on gentling a mustang, but I swear I have the attention span of a gnat. I have to be in just the right frame of mind to want to watch TV. And really, how many times does a person need to watch a trainer chase a horse around a round pen? I know, I know, there's always something to be learned...

When I went out to say goodbye to Bella Amy just couldn't keep her hands off her. Then she wanted to try her saddle on her and it's a good fit and looks wonderful on Bella.

And then of course she had to ride her.

And she'll probably ride her again tonight.

Bella wasn't 100% comfortable, but what can you expect when I've only been on her a couple times and she was in a new place with a new person. Can you tell my sister was ready to bail at any moment? She can hop off pretty fast. I sure wish she'd put on a helmet though. Bella wasn't being bad at all, just not relaxed with the whole process.

Bella's walking away, but not far, and she's in good hands.


Anonymous said...

Bella and your sister both look pretty happy - what a good home for your beautiful, sweet horse!

arlene said...

I think Bella and Amy make a good team.

Linda said...

How awesome!! A match made in heaven, Andrea! Now your sister is in the Mustang club--she better start a blog!

Andrea said...

I wish she'd start a blog! But her internet connection is so bad she can't even check email. So I'll have to update you now and then.

I'm pretty sure they will be at Mustang Days though. I'm excited about that. I wouldn't be surprised if she has her going under saddle pretty well by then.

Pony Girl said...

Great pics, I'm sure your sister will enjoy Bella. I had to chuckle at your bail off fast comment. Last weekend I thought my horse was going to lie down (he was just paying oddly in the air at some horses we were looking at in a pasture) and I bailed off like lightning. I didn't know I had it in me! :)