All the better to start 2012 off with a roar.
We had some major happenings here at the ranch today.
Now that the back area with all the horses in it is basically done ( it will never be DONE done) we are starting to focus on the rest of the place. I don't believe that I have ever stated here that our house is a testament to the dangers of using Meth while doing construction. This place is a travesty. Every time we start a project , we unveil absolute madness that is sure to add months and dollars to our original plan.
That being said - MCH tore out the front deck today. The very one I have stepped through on one occasion and tripped on a new loose board on another occasion. Both times I somehow saved myself a faceplant. Just call me grace.
|Who said Redwood won't rot|
|The demolition bandit|
In the back I was busy testing the limits of my newly healed, yet still misshapen and discolored, calf muscle.
I actually had a nice roundpen ride on the Onery Cuss , Poncho. Could have gone any which way, being he has been stuck in his stall and barely ridden for the last 6 months. He was an angel. Figures - when I decide to sell him - he acts right with me. I have to use him for my FMP Quarterly training because Cisco has been off in the front for the last couple of weeks. Bruised sole I think. Sunday should be interesting.
He got a new haircut - I kind of like him all Mad Max - it suits him. He got a little feather extension today to.
|Rocking the Mohawk with some Feathers|
I got Dutch out to ride today too. Well - guess who is going on a diet with me? Lord - he is immense. He probably did the last bit of growing, but mostly its fat. I felt like a Munchkin on top of him. I managed about 10 laps before my calf started to speak to me. Lucky him.
|Does this saddle make my ass look big?|
|Um, I'm pretty sure these stirrups are not flattering|
|Kick kick kick|
|I swear I'm using my legs, and yes I'm wearing sweats - so!|
And last, but not least - I FINALLY got MCH to go for a walk with me after dinner. Had a nice little stroll around the park tonight.
What a great way to start off the New Year!
Oh and before I forget and it loses context, take a look at my neighbors Christmas decorations:
|Just a little creepy|