That's all they really want
When the working day is done
Oh girls, they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanta have fun.
Last year, Rebecca told us that horses like to laugh and play. It makes sense. A couple years ago, I read an article where scientists found that horses can express 17 emotions with their faces, and humans can express 27. I believe it was "shared" emotional facial expressions, and even more than dogs share with humans. I can't find that exact article, but here is another one that says some of that.
In my herd, the geldings are the most playful, and the mares are bit on the serious side. I blame Cowgirl for that; she's kind of a grump.
But anywho, I'm trying to lighten up my girls.
Teach them that it's okay to look ridiculous.
Or even sexy...with a cone on your butt. It's all about perspective.
And, it's also okay if you let it fall.
It's funny. In fact, it's all fun and games.
Yesterday, Leah got that idea about the cone and barrel.
Ah, it's a game!
Yes, it is, Leah.
And, once she got that, she began to take me right up, and practically through, the barrel.
Then, we tried on saddles and rode out in them to see how they held up. The one I usually ride in and LOVE is too heavy.
This one is too hard.
And the last one was just right...or close enough.
Leah and I rode together twice yesterday. We did arena work in the am and rode the fields, to try out these saddles, in the pm. We're starting to really enjoy each other. I talk to her and tell her jokes. She laughs with me. (I'm sure of it.) I'm hoping she lightens up and realizes it's okay to make mistakes.
No biggie. Let's just give it a try.
Let's just have some fun.
My new indian native american name:
She Laughs With Horses
For you entertainment, I present the Cone Games Championship Ride!