I like sandwiches!
Do you like sandwiches?
Laz likes to make sandwiches....as in DIRT sandwiches.
Let's start from the beginning...
"Hi sweet Lazaroo who I adore, care for and love and trust n such!! It's 55 degrees today, you are walking and trotting sound as I watch you play with your boys, so today, we ride. Yes, it's been a month since our last ride, but let's do it up today son!"
mmmnnnnwhys? I getz plentee os esersise wif my boyz
u kin jus brushs me
"Oh Laz, I'm so happy you are looking good, the weather is great, and we are going to ride, ride, ride!!"
u is gunna needz this today
I givs u subble sign by knocing dis steppie box ghetto stoolz overz in mud Mom, k?
"Hoorah! We are riding!"
The weather was 55 but nice BIG cool winds were coming in, so I wasn't worried that Laz would sweat too much with his thick fur coat and warm weather. My intention was to work him out in the dryer pasture where it's cushy and better footing.
I love this view, it makes me think I'm riding in the English Countryside...
I see a spotz purrrrfect for strtchin mee backs and to twist n playz
We started out walking, and Laz was pretty coiled with major energy.
He kept snorting, and then would squeal and throw a head snake, shoulder pop but nothing major and nothing I haven't ridden out on him before. He usually gets excited in this field and then calms right down. Now, dumb me. Who jumps on her OTTB, after a month off, un-lunged, bareback and decides to ask for an extended trot in an open field?! This idiot!!
Laz gave me some warning signs that he had TOO much energy to really focus, and I should have dismounted and let him run it off. But it was funny in the beginning and fun and I thought "Whatevs..I got this!"
Then he threw a nasty, 16.3 meets 18.3 buck with the signature side leap to the right.
I felt my right calf bounce off his wither and thought "Wait..what the..." and I slammed into the soft (thanks to grass gods) ground lower back, shoulders and head bounced as I thought "This is why I wear a helmet!!!!"
So, thanks Laz for the dirt sandwich. I wasn't hungry though
I stood right back up and there stood Laz looking at me like
"oops. u fell??? I thught us said u hadz this??"
LOL! Good pony at least stood still and didn't try to run away
I had to walk him back to the barn, to remount as I can NOT hurl my ass up his tall back, bareback...though I tried like I was some tween Native American girl.
We regrouped and we rode inside his pasture.
I decided he would be more at ease there, and I certainly was NOT going to fall in this sludge, so it made me use my seat a lot better.
He was quieter, listened 95% and we were able to do some light trotting, circles, figure 8's , etc
We even played and splashed in the pasture pond
I'm sure everyone with this snow/melt weather has gotten the gift of a pasture pond or two?
So, a couple of thoughts.
I need to better prepare next time..I know better, I just didn't do better.
Reserve thought; is his Chia seed and bump in his grain making him a little ADD? Something to consider, but not yet...
And..I wish I had this on video!!!
I could have ruled out if something caused it vs him just being silly.
Now...what kind of helmet should I get? Another $30 Troxel? Seems to hurt less when I have to purchase another one...