Snowflakes come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Complex shapes emerge as the flake moves through differing temperature and humidity regions, such that individual snowflakes are almost always unique in structure. ~Wikipedia~
Carmen is in heat. If memory serves there are two heats that are troublesome for her: the first one in spring and the last fall one.
She's hormonal and horny. Ask Irish if that makes her difficult and he'll back me up. Or at least back up so he's behind me.
Yesterday was warm and humid so I waited for after supper to ride. Poor Carmen was jumping out of her skin. I kept myself on track and tried to keep her with me. And she was trying bot OHMYGODTHERESSOMUCHTOLOOKAT!
She was experiencing all the emotions all at once.
I kept chipping away and we would settle and then unsettle. Things that were unsettling included ( but were not limited to):
-asters. Those wee purple flowers WERE NOT THERE YESTERDAY
-the wheelbarrow. Sure, it's been there since May BUT NOW IT LOOKS DIFFERENT AND DID IT JUST MOVE?
-birds. I thinks she's hacked my Netflix account and has been watching Alfred Hitchcock movies.
- me patting her, stroking her etc.
And then a fire truck went by and set off its siren right as it passed the ring.
No reaction. She didn't even blink.
So we carried on making what could only be considered circles and transitions if you didn't actually know what those were. We did our Spirograph circle thingy at E and as we approached the gate she came to a sudden stuttering stop. Her eyes bugged out at - wait for it- two happy little weeds dancing in the sunshine by the gate.
I dropped the reins and let out a loud belly laugh. She flicked her ears back
What? They frightened me
I laughed and snorted
I kept laughing tears streaming
Ok ok, you made your point.
Oh honey, you are a special little snowflake, aren't you?
Is that an insult?
Only if I drop the 'snow'
T We finished our ride- sweaty and tired but with no real disasters.
She is my own special snowflake and I bet you all are jealous