Sunday, February 17, 2008

Cowgirl Up!


Okay, maybe not quite yet. But soon.

Firecracker didn't mind in the least having the saddle tightened up around her belly. She was more concerned with the stirrup sliding across her back, but no bolting out from under it like last time.

I've managed to somehow pinch a nerve in my shoulder and it hurts like mad. No cleaning, no training; nothing but tossing hay in the past couple of days. As you can see by the footing, we've had a great deal more rain and things were a wet mess. Late in the day, however, the clouds parted and today there was blue sky and sunshine! So it was back to work for both FC and myself.

I must say I was really pleased with her acceptance of the cinch. Hopefully the worst of the winter rains are over and we'll be able to dry out some. I'm also going to order gravel this week to build it up a bit in there. Hooray! Perhaps that will help keep things a wee bit drier in there?



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9 comments:

Jessie said...

FC looks good with her western wear! I am jealous of your clear skies and sunshine. It rained all day today instead of snow, so tomorrow everything will be sheer ice. :-(

I hope your arm gets better, I'm not sure how pinched nerves work, but it sure sounds painful.

photogchic said...

Great progress. I have to figure out your dates for when you are heading to CA for your mustang. I would love to video tape it. The Cloud stuff inspired me....you gotta watch that---you would just love it. If you get time, email me the details of your travel and I will see if it is something I can do.

Andrea said...

She's looking good! And boy am I jealous that you get to put in more gravel...

Joan said...

Way cool, congrats! :D

Mrs Mom said...

Dude- what IS it lately? You're I think the 4th one of "us" (you know, "us" who are in the equine blogospgere here...) who is nursing an injury.

We gotta take better care of ourselves!

Be safe, and Quit Getting Booboos!

Anne said...

I'm sorry you pinched a nerve. If it doesn't clear up, get help. (You would for your horses.)

At least you didn't do it hitting the ground.

FC looks like an old hand at this being saddled business.

Callie said...

I too am jealous fo blue skies and sunshine. Hope that nerve de-pinches itself!

Callie said...

BTW, you've been given a blogger award. Come on over and pick it up!

Jamie said...

Congrats! She seems to be coming right along!

Jamie
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