Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Magical Moments

If I wrote you this sentence —I took Merlin out for a ride in the snow today — what would you picture? Would you picture a long-maned black stallion romping through explosions of powder? Do you see something out of an old Idaho western with a cowgirl coming down a mountain pass in a sheepskin jacket? Or can you picture what really happened... Me trying to convince a freaking out Merlin that the three-foot snowbank on the side of the road wasn't quicksand, as he stomped and screamed while a Geo Metro tried to pass us without looking too concerned?

It was the latter.
I still love the brute.


Blogger Sharon said...

Hi Jenna, Horses...you never know what they are going to shy at. My sister and I used to ride our horses in the wilderness. We have an ongoing joke about horse eating rocks. The rock might be the size of a hay bale, or small...or larger. The horses might decide that they were not having a thing to do with it...so, around it we would go. Sharon in Oregon

January 1, 2013 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

He loves you as much as you love him. :)

January 1, 2013 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger DarcC said...

Yep, I know a lot of horse-eating boulders. Horse eating snow banks are a new one to me, but not surprising! There could be a pink elephant hiding behind it! Run!!!

January 1, 2013 at 8:28 PM  
OpenID sheepsclothing said...

too funny. the geo metro in the scene really made it :)

January 1, 2013 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Ruth Dixon said...

My horses never had the opportunity to freak at a snowbank, but when the awful, horrible garage that we passed every single day still managed to panic them, it made me laugh (after I got done fighting them tooth and nail to get past it.)

January 1, 2013 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Noël McNeil said...

So, did I hit it on the nail when my first thought was that he would act like a prepubescent boy and have no idea how to behave? That thought occurred before I finished your paragraph. :)
And yes, it does look magical.

Fellow Farmsteader,
Noel @ the Shepherd's farm

January 2, 2013 at 12:47 AM  
Blogger Monique said...

Attention all livestock: beware the dangerous snow snake. Can attack at any moment ;)

January 2, 2013 at 1:03 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

Love those proud equestrian moments!

January 2, 2013 at 1:07 AM  
Blogger seagrrlz said...

Is it wrong that I laughed when I read this? I haven't had much to do with horses lately but I do remember how scary new things could be for them. The the people in the car where prob horrified.

January 2, 2013 at 10:04 AM  

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