|This is what happened two days ago.|
So that's been frustrating.
Couple that with working nightshift and an unfortunate family loss, and time with ponies is just not viable (and when it comes to family, pony play-time can wait).
So when the sun peaked out and I had the afternoon clear, I knew exactly what I was going to do.
|Current body shape: Potato-esque.|
I feel ya, Spud, I feel ya.
We didn't go for too long considering the sides of the roads where we normally ride weren't plowed due to the snow and it made things a bit tight when vehicles tried to pass.
Aside from being super proud of how Annie handled everything, I was beaming with how Spud acted. I didn't really expect any less, but there is just this air of seriousness about him when he's hitched. A good friend of mine made a comment back in August when she first met him and it has really struck a cord with me. She had been watching him in the paddock before the wedding and during the tacking up process and finally, watched him being driven and remarked, "He really takes his job seriously, doesn't he?"
And I've said it a few times on this blog - he is such a shithead sometimes but as soon as that harness gets put on, he is SO game. When I first started driving him two years ago, he felt so insecure and wormy. It's really neat to see such a huge change in his character and how confident he's becoming - it makes me excited for Annie.
| Initially, Annie was like "Do I... do I walk with you or do I walk with the cart lady?" |
And then she kept sniffing him like "Hey. Hey. Hey. What are you supposed to be?"
For the drive, I held onto the reins and that was about it - he listened to voice commands and just powered on even when Annie stopped to look at a dog, crept up and kept sniffing his neck, and even when we stopped to get apples from a really nice neighbor-lady. I was too busy checking Annie to make sure she wasn't getting too close to the tires, wasn't getting too far ahead, and watching the dogs (who were playing with a neighbor dog all. over. the. fucking. road.).
|If you are wondering what Suzie was up to while we motored|
She was still eating when we returned and this is the face she
gave Spud when he got too close.