Saturday, November 9, 2013
It is official, we are entered in the Cornwall Christmas Parade next Saturday! Just 3 weeks ago we were like "no way, not Cornwall. It is too close and it is the biggest one in our area!" So we are either really dumb or really brave...or a bit of both. I signed the forms this morning and the girls came up with a name: We are the "LunenCornerSider Trail Riders" (2 are from Lunenburg, 1 is from Harrison's Corners and 1 is from Ingleside) ha ha ha! We had to come up with something! And they needed a short blurb about who we are so I got to put down that 2 of us are riding hypoallergenic Curly horses. One is smooth and one is Curly and that is going to be announced on local TV!! Freakin cool or what?!
The Parade Marshal is a friend and country neighbour so I after I left his place this morning I went to the farm. We had not planned to get together this weekend because some of the girls were away etc. Then my phone rings and it is Bernie. She says "What are you up to?" I told her not much at the moment. She said "Well I'm coming up the side road, you up for some road work and parade training" I told her of course, just let me get Owen set up with his movie (my Dad was home, I wasn't leaving a 5 yr old unattended!) and I'll tack up. I was still grooming when Bernie arrived but Linus was really good to stand for me to tack him while his buddy was there waiting.
We took off and since I had been planning on some ground work I had my bag of noisy things with me! Bernie was really excited to try some of it. So we blew up balloons and batted them around and made them squeak. I mounted up and we played with the tambourine and turned the parade music on. AND we brought a portable air horn with us too!! You know the kind that says not to use around animals...
Linus BLEW me away! He was so good! And because I out with Bernie, I asked her to take some video so I can finally show you we actually do all the things we talk about! haha, I think we drove all the hunters away though. We didn't even think about it until after we had ridden the whole length of the road playing music, banging tambourines and blasting air horns!! I'm sure that about took care of all the local deer!
In some of it I find you cannot hear the music. Especially in the one where I am singing for you Harold!! Oh speaking of which, I know my videos did not co-operate for you last time Harold. I use the blogger uploader so it should show you an arrow in the centre of the picture to click or somewhere along the bottom. The 3 items below are all different videos though.
We met a neighbour who had been out for a walk and she pet our horses, she just loved them! She said she brings her grandkids to the parade so will make sure she hollers out for us to wave!
We raided the $1 store so we have LOTS of decorations!
Linus had his vaccines yesterday and my Vet could not believe the changes in him. People who saw Linus as a youngster ask me if I got a new horse because he has really grown into himself. He said Linus was in "fantastic shape" and he was really impressed with everything about him and found him to be very mature for a 4 year old. He also loved how friendly Linus is with him. I think he is used to horses snubbing him but Linus just loves everybody! Even those that give him needles! Which he didn't even flinch for! I was on cloud 9...or 109 after getting compliments like that from the Vet!!!
Donna & Linus
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