Brego got hurt, Tom was out of town. The weather was crummy and I needed to get a ride in on Maggie this weekend. I had to work most of the day on Saturday and by the time I got around to getting out to think about a ride on Mags, it was late. Probably too late to haul over the trails.
I think I mentioned that last fall we sold the old truck and steel Goodneck trailer and got ourselves a new rig. The trailer was new right out of the factory and the truck is a 2005 model. It's sure alot nicer set up in many ways but I am still adjusting. That includes driving it. I have not pulled a bumper pull since my early 20's and frankly, I don't really like it. Makes me nervous as heck! Goodnecks pull sooooo much easier.. much less worry about fishtailing and losing control! The truck is HUGE. Its a full length bed so driving this get-up feels like your on a land Yacht. . I am not used to it and certainly not comfortable with it..
So, when I considered the time , the hassle, the weather and my apparent fear of driving this thing, I decided to stay home and ride around the place, cruise a few nearby fields and just stay close to home. I guess I'll have to get over it at some point...
|Kinda pretty set up, isnt' she?|
Maggie : We have to stay home? But I hate the arena ...
J: Yes, we are staying home, besides, I can't take you out in public looking the way you do right now. You look like you have mange.
Maggie: Well if you haven't noticed ,it was snowing just this morning. I need all the hair I can keep but the daylight hours are really creating problems for me.
J:You still look like you have Mange.
Maggie: I thought the braids were supposed to help with that?
J: No the braids are to keep your wild hairdo from getting caught up in my hands whenever I ride you. You seriously need some conditioner in that hair-do/
Maggie:Will that help with the mange?
J: you don't have mange
Maggie: I thought you said I look like I do..
J: I did
Maggie: so what is Mange?
J: I will get you a mirror and you can have a look for yourself
Maggie: That would be nice, I could admire myself.
Maggie: See this is my sexy look
J: It's not working for you
Maggie: My girth feels awfully tight...
J: That's because you blow yourself up like a puffer fish everytime I try to saddle you. As it is , I have it on the very last hole. It doesn't go any bigger and I am not buying another girth for you.
Maggie: But I can't breathe
J: If you couldn't breathe, you would turn blue and pass out.
Maggie: I am feeling lightheaded
J: that's because your holding your breathe, just let you air out and the girth won't feel so tight.
Maggie: Look, there's a lady running down the road in pink tights. Why don't you wear pink tights?
J: Because I would look hideous in pink tights
Maggie: Maybe I need a pink saddle pad
J: Your not that kinda girl
Maggie; What kinda girl?
J: the kinda girl that wears pink anything
Maggie: What's wrong with pink?
J: Your not a princess
Maggie: I think I want to be so I can have a pink saddle pad
J: Well your going to have to start by not insisting on covering yourself in 1" thick mud everytime it rains. Princess horses stay clean
Maggie: Maybe your right, I am not that kinda girl. I really like Mud.
J: I am always right, remember?
Maggie: Not usually, I am pretty sure your ideas aren't good ones most of the time and it irritates me
J: My way is the easy way, you just insist on making things more difficult for yourself
Maggie:I just like to keep you guessing.
J:The view from up here isn't any better. Your a mess. I just braided your mane last night. It looks like 4 rats got in there and tried to make a nest
Maggie: I tried to rub it out, it itched
J: But you looked so pretty, why must you make such a mess of yourself all the time?
Maggie: Because, remember?
J: NO , what?
Maggie: Because I am not that kinda girl
J: Lets just got for a nice ride, shall we?
Maggie: I suppose, do I have a choice? Your on my back , aren't you?
J: You really could lose the attitude?
Maggie:Well, this is boring. I would rather be out on the trail
J: Finally, something we can agree on..! AMEN
Maggie: My post ride snack.. my favorite !
J: You still look like you have mange.