Sunday, February 28, 2010

Naughty Pony

I ran to the barn yesterday to see Ms. Denali. I haven't been out all week (see yesterday's blog) and as a result I felt guilty. She was in a good mood and fine walking into the barn. I put her in the cross ties and started to de-junk her. She's so dirty. She smells like a dead animal. She just had a bath a few weeks ago, she's blanketed, and isn't a dirty horse. It's still gross. Bath time again I guess.
I had her in the cross ties, and was getting some of her stuff together when our trainer dropped something big in the back of the barn. Well, if that didn't put her into a tizzy! She was just besides herself. I got her to calm down without too much of a disaster. I got to meet and yell at the new 4-H kid. She came running out of the office RIGHT BEHIND DENALI when she heard me yelling at her to "WHOA" then, while still standing right behind a freaking out Denali she proceeded to tell me that she knows that she shouldn't stand behind a horse that's upset. Yes, yes, I'm glad you know, but can you move now and explain later?

Denali's a great horse, but when she gets scared she'll kick out if she bumps into something and can't see what it is. After her freak out, she kept biting into the air. She always bites when she gets nervous/upset and I don't get it. I wish I could get her face when she's pissed, because she WANTS to bite me, but she knows that she can't. She squints and it's awesome!

Leave me alone Iz was scared

I proceeded to clean out her feet so that I could let her go burn off her pent up energy in the arena. When I got to her right hind I cleaned it, and when I let go she tried to kick me! Yep. Ms. Denali TRIED TO KICK ME but, I used my new ninja kills and I caught her leg. I don't know how I did it, but we were both in shock. She quickly realized she was in deep shit and tried to take her leg back. She got a smack and then stood perfectly still.

Iz the best pony in the whole world. Do not believe her lies. Iz don't kick mom. Shez lies. Send treats.


juliette said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog (Honeysuckle Faire). You are right - my Pie does look like your girl. We do share a Terlingua but dear Pie doesn't have the Slew or anything else much. Secretariat is back there - way back and he is way back on everybody!!lol!
That is an amazing story about how you got her. I will start following you!
I totally LOVE your image on your sidebar below "the early years". That is so great.

Here is Pie's pedigree -

Leah Fry said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the name of yours and I second that emotion! I got my first horse at age 54, except I'm not a re-rider, I'm starting from scratch. I really suck, but I'm having a great time.

Denali said...

Leah, I'm pretty sure that if there were an award for really, truly sucking I'd win it! :) No fears there!

KatieI said...

I had a naughty pony today too! Must have been something about today.

OTTB-Little Big Red said...

LBR was goofy on Saturday so I opted out of lessons on him on Sunday. However, I took your lead and had a lesson on one of the schooling horses. It was a HUGE confidence builder.

Tammy in TX said...

I love the little sentence you added at the bottom. "She liez, send treats." LOL Love your blog! And thanks for visiting mine.

SprinklerBandit said...

I think I'm getting crankier as I get older. I have no tolerance for kid antics like running in a barn. ;-) The 4h kid is just lucky it was your horse she scared instead of mine.

Erica said...

I know that this is a really old post but I am reading back through your archives. This post reminded me of the time last summer when my gelding bit me in the butt because I was ignoring him while I was helping my sister with her riding position. He got a good smack and looked so ashamed of himself, he never tried to bite me again though. Silly ponies!