dancing horses

dancing horses

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


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
All right. 
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


  1. Katai struggles with her heat cycles around the same times of the year. Normally she gets really tight and painful on her back but this fall she hasn't really acted that uncomfortable there. I've been giving her more raspberry leaf and I'm wondering if that's helping.

    1. That's right- I need to start her back on those.

  2. She might be a snowflake but she's a GORGEOUS snowflake so, yes, I am very jealous!

  3. Replies
    1. yeah- it's nice that I'm not freaking out about it anymore

  4. Mares! I feel like no other comment is necessary.

  5. "Snowflake!" I love it! I believe Grace may be in as well.

  6. Carmen is an individual very special snowflake. Love the picture in the snow, her coat looks like it's a spiders web of snow flakes.

  7. This made me laugh and cry- how sweet life is when your horse can bring on the snorting kind of laugh.:)

  8. She is a special snowflake! Gotta love those heat cycles hahah :)

  9. Hormonal and horny can make any female difficult, no matter what the species!


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