Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Lady" no more

So I told everyone that I named the horse Kacey, well I changed it to Lady shortly after.
These are hard decisions to make!
Monday morning I woke up early and headed out to the ranch. This weekend I was responsible for feeding the horses, all 30 of them.
I LOVE this chore! Listening to the horses whinny at me when I pull up and start the grain, then hearing them chomping away... such a beautiful sound! Especially when I'm the only person out there, just me and the critters, oh how I love it!
So after feeding all the horses I pulled Lady out of her stall and tacked her up. I intended to take full advantage of that big arena that I had all to myself!
Lady rode really well, listened well, and was even giving her head easier than normal.

Let me just say this first about this horse. She has NEVER offered to buck, rear, bolt, or anything. When she gets nervous she walks really light footed but that's the extent of it. Whether she's on a lunge line or I'm on her back. This has been one of my most favorite things about this mare!

Back to my story. After about 30 minutes of a great work out I pushed Lady into a lope. She did great, picked up her leads and kept her head down nicely. After a few minutes of that I turned her to start in the other direction. She got into the lope well, got her lead right, and then the next thing I know she's bucking like a fool then straight up in a rear which I would have bet my life that she was coming all the way over. My best judgement was to bail, which I did. In the process of that I managed to jam the SH*T out of my finger!

At that moment I decided that "Lady" was no lady and she is again, name-less.

Sorry to my readers that aren't horse savvy, in the jist of things I got thrown off!


~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

Oops. What went wrong? something must have scared her or bothered her! I hate when that happens!

Kimberley said...

Glad you are alright, rearing can be so scary. Hopefully you can get her problem corrected or better yet maybe it was a one time thing, don't be discouraged!