Sunday, May 8, 2011

trip to the beach

Lucy's leaser and I took her to the beach today. Claire and her horse Boe were supposed to come along but Claire had a last minute thing come up so she couldn't make it. I was disappointed but she graciously offered her trailer to us to use, so we ventured out solo.

The sea horse quarter mark I made for her at 11pm last night. Yup, I am cool.

We had a BLAST! There were no swans in sight, and the beach was practically empty. It was windy and a bit cool today, but Lu held it together fairly well. I was happy with her.

Lauren walked her in the water a bit to make sure there weren't going to be any PTSD symptoms from two weeks ago when we both almost drowned:




Lucy didn't seem concerned about anything, so Lauren hopped on and had some fun!





And then I got on for just a couple minutes:






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10 comments:

  1. Ok if that didn't look like fun then I don't know what does!

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  2. I am so jealous! That looks like So much fun! :)

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  3. Hooray! Lucy is so brave about water. I love it!

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  4. So cool! I'm jealous of your beach adventure and your fun mare that you can take there.

    That seahorse is super cute! Did you use hair spray and a stencil or something?

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  5. omg i want to ride at the beach!

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  6. Looks like a blast! I DREAM of doing this with Lazarus! Go Lucy girl :)

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  7. For the quarter mark, I made a stencil out of a thin flat piece of cardboard. I drew the sea horse out freehand and then cut it out. Lauren had groomed L to perfection and I placed the stencil over her hind end and brushed the hair that was still exposed (in the shape of the sea horse) in the wrong direction. I forgot to bring hair spray with me but we sprayed the area with show sheen and prayed for the best. Hair spray would have been way better, though!

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  8. Love the stencil, that is so cool! Looks like a great time at the beach. My horse wouldn't go near the water with a 10 ft pole, so I would never be able to do that. Considering the number of gators around here, I'm not too keen on overcoming Tiny's fear of water bodies!

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  9. Thanks Michelle! And can I just say that if there were alligators ANYWHERE around here I would never ever ever ever go to the beach. I already have a "thing" about water where I can't see the bottom and any added threat of man-eating monsters would do me in for sure.

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  10. What a lovely beach! I enjoyed the video of your girl in action. :)

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