Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Real Change



Not necessarily what they call a horse of a different color -- but definitely a different horse !! I do occasionally ride other horses....








and today- I woke up wanting to ride OYY Sweet Bee. You might remember I was riding her quite often during the spring and early summer of this year... usually in the evenings by myself. As Zoe and I began to ride long distances and taking much faster paced journeys.. I stuck with Keri because -- number 1 - I love her best and Number 2-- she's in excellent shape to travel ! :)


Sweet Bee is the darker bay on my left. In one of my posts a few days ago, she was wearing her grand-mother's harness and being introduced to some driving training. She's already an awesome riding mount. I can't wait to drive her -- I know she's going to excel.

OYY Fiona is on my right - the lighter bay. Sweet Bee (or Sweetles as we call her) is Fiona's niece and also paternal sister. Someday, Fiona will be Keri's replacement.... but I am not so ready to really talk about that :) yet-- So while I am into driving Fiona, (she's a fabulous driving horse), I have not really ridden her. I think I will next week though -- I'm working toward it.





Sweet Bee is a very nice looking mare- but I think Fiona is most beautiful.








I had the BEST ride today - Sweet Bee is so dang adorable - with the most charming trot imaginable and an absolutely precious canter ! I've always liked her but I forget to give her a chance with my being overcome with passion for my best girl. :) I'm glad I rode her today. She has an infectious joyful youthful spirit.
And I won't forget to mention that Fiona is perfection too. When I bred her Mom-- she is exactly what I wanted.

We did not trot too far or too strenuously.. these girls are not in great aerobic shape. But we surely had a blast --

It's a bit weird to ride a different horse - looking down everything is askew.... different mane, REALLY different ears !! Not to mention the movement, response, personality... maybe sometimes- this change is not so welcome but today it was exactly what I needed and so refreshing. And speaking of ears-- to quote a little red hooded girl in the woods-- MY what BIG ears you have ! Sweet ears-- sounds like some sort of confection. She has her grand-mother's ears. Fiona has her father's ears..




Fiona is also faster - Now that I think of it...

does it seem as though Zoe is always riding the faster horse ?




Another great day - warm for November, sunny - NO precipitation of any sort... a super trot out with some nice canters -- wow !

Enjoy ~

2 comments:

  1. Besty, you look so dang cute posing between those two beautious Curlies. Could it be that you think Fiona is prettiest because she looks more like your Best Girl?

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  2. Beautiful photo shots....lovely girls.

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