The City Girl Farmer


Horse Love
May 28, 2009, 7:37 am
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Jazzmin & Rachel

Jazzmin & Rachel

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.



That Bad Horsie Chucked Me Off!!
November 20, 2008, 9:38 am
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So sweet and innocent

So sweet and innocent

Butter wouldn't melt in her mouth!

Butter wouldn't melt in her mouth

I had my first horse accident as an adult a couple of days ago. I’m only blogging now because my pride is hurt. I’m pretty convinced that it is simply because she thinks I’m an idiot and sees no reason to do what I want her to do. Unfortunately, there are no pictures but Thomas saw it and described it to me. We were taking turns “riding” her while the other one led her by her halter rope. Kind of like those little pony rides you find in a park. The idea was to get her used to us and used to being “ridden” until we had the tack we needed to go for a real ride. Well, I climbed on her and she decided that wasn’t what she wanted. She started bucking and Thomas let go of the rope (good boy!) and got out of the way. He said it looked like the rodeo, only somewhat less violent. I probably stayed on 3 seconds. I remember not being able to see very well and deciding not to try to hang on anymore and the next thing I knew I had landed on my right side, head and butt, glasses gone. I was a bit stunned for a few seconds. Was I wearing a helmet? No!!! Had I been told to wear a helmet? Yes!! OK, so now I’m going to buy a helmet. I landed in the gravel in our driveway. Thomas came over to me asking if I was OK and I said yeah. I was just a bit dizzy from being whacked on the head. Then he noticed I was bleeding, so I went inside, calmly informed Juliana that Thomas said I was bleeding and that she might have to do the first aid and went upstairs to see what I could see. I saw a trickle of blood down the right side of my neck and figured I had a scalp laceration. I explained to the kids that scalp wounds are usually pretty small relative to the amount of blood they produce so not to worry. I got out the first aid kit and told Juliana what to look for and she patched me up. (Typical home school mom: when life craps on you, turn it into a home school lesson in first aid.) I am a little sore today. My neck feels like I was in a rear-ender, a little rodeo whiplash, my head is scabby (I think there is more than one cut) and I have a bruise on my right hip. It was a cheap lesson. I think I will talk to someone about getting some basic horsemanship lessons just because the learning curve will be too slow and potentially dangerous if I do it myself. And yes, I’m not getting on again (nor is anyone else) without a helmet.

One of the cuts in my head

One of the cuts in my head

 

 

Ouch!

Ouch!

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First Snow This Year
November 11, 2008, 1:47 pm
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snow falling off the barn roof

snow falling off the barn roof

It’s late this year, but boy was it pretty!  I went out to break the ice on Jazzmin’s water trough and to feed her this morning and it was unbelievably peaceful.  The silence was broken occasionally by Jazzmin’s BF calling to her.  It was kinda cute.  She grabbed a bite of hay and then went trotting out to see him, head and tail up.  It looks like she would rather rummage through the snow for food than eat hay in the stall.

Jazzmin in the distance

Jazzmin in the distance