In the meantime the weather has turned warm and the snow is melting like crazy.
|remember my post from a few days ago where the snow was practically to the 'H'?|
|the ring is still a bit soggy but it's getting there.|
Last year about this time I was writing about how Carmen seemed to be more settled and mature. I would say that this year she's 'softer'. Not as on edge or sharp. When I pick out her stall it has always been pretty easy to move her over so I could get a spot but her reactions were always sharp and fast. Now the slightest touch on her haunch and she quietly steps over. A few times I go into the barn and she's still laying down rather then leaping to her feet. Of course she would say that it's because she's too weak from hunger.
|I love her soft expression in this photo- it's fairly typical these days.|
'JESUS CHRIST' I yelled and jumped sideways about 10 feet.
I spun and looked around to see an elderly couple standing in the trees about 25 feet off the trail.
'Oh my heart- you scared the crap out of me'
'I'm sorry. ' said the older man. He explained that they had found a geocache. I could see that he was trying hard to not laugh at me. His wife looked offended- probably at my initial yell. But heck, it wasn't like I planned to jump around the trail swearing.
I realize that that's what Carmen does when something startles her- she jumps sideways (and likely is swearing).
I want my opinion to be heard and I will be quite persistent. I'm okay if the decision goes differently then I think it should as long as I'm heard. I'm pretty sure that sounds familiar.
I often have far too many thoughts in my head.
Carmen often has a very busy brain.
I get frustrated if I don't understand the task or I think I'm failing.
I'm pretty sure Carmen is like that too.
Wait, could we both be perfectionists?
I am most definitely a lot like Tesla in some respects: I almost never needed a spanking as a kid - a change of voice tone was enough to set me straight (sensitive much? haha!). I was very concerned about things being fair - and specifically being punished unfairly - one 6th grade teacher kept the entire class in at recess if one kid behaved badly (needless to say, I was transferred to a different class after crying for a week). So my similarity to Tess gives me an advantage: I have a bit of insight into what she is thinking. Tesla also has traits that are not my strong points and has pushed me to grow: she is very open with her emotions, while I tend to be less so, she wants a lot of affirmation, and I'm usually not one to sing-song flatter incessantly (although now I am that person!) Tess also wants a strong leader, and I am usually a reluctant leader, so I've had to step up my boundary drawing game. A great topic!!ReplyDelete
It's been interesting for me to think about it this way- I wonder if it will change how I deal with her?Delete
Irish comment is perfect. I would've jumped out of my skin too!ReplyDelete
Lol= I know- who expects elderly people to lurk in the woods?!Delete
Puppy, puppy, puppy!!!! Anticipation builds!!!ReplyDelete
Stop it! You're making me worse....lol I dreamed of puppies all night!Delete
Haha, I love this. I also have many similarities to Katai, or she does to me :) Both perfectionist, both of us like to be right, etcReplyDelete
Huh that's so interesting! It makes sense tho - and Carmen is lucky to have someone who understands her so well! Im not sure how similar I am to my current horse, and honestly Isabel and I probably weren't a super close match either. But that understanding is still there so it still works outReplyDelete
Yeah- I don't think that you have to match. In fact it might make it easier if you are different!Delete
Interesting post. I wonder if Gem and I are more similar than I think.ReplyDelete
See- I think far too much!Delete
It's an interesting subject for me, because my mares are so different! I think I have personality traits in common with both of them, but also a lot of differences. Perhaps as our partnerships grow their (or my?) personalities will change a little?ReplyDelete
Yes- I'm not like Irish much but I don't think you have to be. I just found it interesting to think on. :)Delete
Well they do say owners resemble there pets....maybe horses too??ReplyDelete
I have heard this idea before, that we tend to be like our animals. I think I can see it in both. But...they're both gluttonous and lazy... I'll just omit that characteristic. lolReplyDelete
I laughed really hard at your spook. I spook at times too. I have actually jerked the wheel because of a plastic bag in the road before. Whoops.ReplyDelete
Yes, and I often wonder if I've made them like me, or vice versa, or if I choose similar personalities to begin with.ReplyDelete
Isn't it funny how much we are like our pets? I feel like they are a direct reflection of ourselves.ReplyDelete