Hey there! I wish the warmer weather would stay this way till spring. I am not looking forward to the cooler weather! It won’t be that bad, but it still won’t be that great either! Sorry for not writing last week, I was in Fort Smith with the Hickl girls for Valentines Day. Hope you had a good one too!
So, yesterday, my dad and I were going to ride horses. As I’ve said before, our horses (a horse and mule) aren’t totally calm. It was a little cool yesterday due to the wind, but we’ve ridden them in cool weather before. So dad saddled up Mae (the mule) and he rode her around a little first. She did fine. Just a little spirited. Nothing out of the usual. Well, then came my turn. I got on her and she took off. Now, were not in a big pasture or anything, more of a medium-sized holding pen near our corral. And I am no experienced rider. At first I thought she was just doing her little prance-y thing she does ever now and then. Nope. She started to run. And into the fence we go. Thankfully it ended there. I went over her head and, for the most part over the fence. Dad got me and we walked back up to the corral (Mae only sustained a nick on the nose and a little nick on her hoof). Then dad got back on her to try to calm her down. Again, she did fine. He walked her over to me and asked if I wanted back on (he would lead her). I was going to do that. He rode her around a little more. On his last turn (he was kinda in a corner) she took off again. He just slide off her and hit the fence a little. It was not a fun ride. At all.
Dad only got a few nicks on one side of his body, and is a little sore today. I got a cut on my calf, some scraps behind my knee, and a lovely bruise on my thigh. I wonder if I hit a fence post there, because there is a pattern where that bruise is. We’re just glad it wasn’t any worse.
Sorry to make it so short. Hope you enjoyed. Have a great weekend and hope to see you next week!
Your sore farmgirl,