Thursday, July 10, 2008

Me and my shadow......

Me and my shadow....

I actually got on him bareback tonite! Woo hoo!!!

Tripp got to go on a walk and munch on grass. He is happy! :-)

First of all, I pooper scoop every night and I have to tell ya, there are some days I think Tripp has a party in his pen! I don't know how he can produce that much manure by himself on what he eats! Today was one of those days! Whew!

It was hot and muggy again tonite and I really didn't know what I was going to do with Tripp. So I winged it....... I started off with my mounting bucket and layed across his back again like a big sack of taters. While I was up there I noticed our shadow - jumped down, grabbed the camera, then jumped back up there and took a few pictures. I am a photo hound so he needs to get used to the sound and movement of the camera. The only time he got jumpy was when the breeze would pick up and move the tarp that I hung up on the panels. Other than that, he just stood there. Then I did it......I slid on up there! Woo hoo! I got on and off a couple of times from his left, then I went to his right. I knew it was not going to be pretty due to that right handed left handed thing, but I managed to scramble up there and he took it like a champ! I don't think I stopped grinning the whole time!

I was so excited after that I decided to take him for a walk. He walked thru his gate no problem, and we walked around the small hillside that has more weeds than grass. It is pretty rough, which is perfect for the burros we adopted last year. He was very curious and alert to the new angles that he was seeing everything. Then he noticed grass! We did have a small battle about who was the boss when grass was close by. He thought he was and tried letting me know it - I knew he was not the boss, so I had to stick to my guns and make him walk with his head up. When he relaxed we stopped so he could munch on grass. He walked back in his pen better than the last time, and we walked right back out and went for another walk and did some more grass munching, then I walked him around the other smaller pen that has a small trailer loaded with junk. He snorted at it and stopped, but he didn't try to take off. He decided it was not going to get him so we proceeded around the pen and thru the sort of narrow passage way between the panels and the barn. I was way beyond pleased!

Remember in yesterday's post I said I wished he would play with the balls I got him? Tonite he did! First he pawed at the big pink one and he walked away. I figured I got all excited for nothing. Then a few minutes later Brian noticed him pawing at both the big pink one and the smaller purple one! Where was the camera? Back in the house! Hmpf! Next time! :-)

By the way, my totally dark horse with no white HAS WHITE!!!! ACK!!!! He has a few white hairs on his side, and a few long ones in the mane. I thought kids were supposed to give parents white/gray hair, but apparently I am giving my kid white hair instead! He is still cute tho!

I am really tired so am wrapping this up for the night.
Thanks for visiting us!

Until later....Karen and Tripp

1 comment:

Angela said...

You guys are doing so good! Tripp is looking great....Here's to hoping the weather is conducive to training...we've had lots of thunderstorms here lately...Have you guys?