I get a lot of comments on my pink suit. I figure along with safety orange, wearing 100% pink in the woods will perhaps make me look like a strange creature of sorts, but certainly not a deer. Today I was warm except for my hands. Once that sun even begins to think of dropping down, it gets cold. So my hands were cold by 2pm. Lilly is wearing her Renegades (barely visible here), but they are slippery so Bill said he would put some studs in them. (Thank you, Bill, Horseman of all Horsemen).
Before my hands started to get cold, I was really having a great ride. The snow was beautiful, the air wasn't bitter and harsh. No bugs, no hunters, no surprises. Well, there was that turn in the trail where Lilly wanted to go left and I wanted to go right, and she gave a little tantrum of a kick to let me know. And then another. I thought of Guy McLean saying to never yell because then you will seem like a predator. So I said, very matter-of-factly, Listen, Brumby, I am no predator. But when I am on your back, you will do whatever I ask you to. Do you think she understood these words?? Umm, no. She carried on until I pushed her through her tantrum. Her crisis. I was only slightly worried because my pink puffy pants aren't made for horseback riding and are slippery in the saddle. I thought I might slip out of it. Swoooosh, plop! With all these clothes on I just don't feel agile and rooted. Anyway, it's a corner in the trail that Pokey always uses to act up too. Naughty, predictable horses. The reason they want to turn left instead of right is because they know the Big Pasture is right around the corner from there. And all they want to do is be with the other horses running free. (I can't begrudge them that.)
My brumby was a total Snow Nibbler on this ride.
On the last leg of our journey, we finally passed the pasture that Lilly was so anxious to get to earlier. I saw Cody and Jody in there. Here Jody is looking like a tiny miniature horse on the top of my brumby's head.
Before I go, I have a link to a 10 second video clip. Bill's been having trouble in the chicken coop lately, and he finally caught the instigator. Watch this video to see the formidable and magical culprit.