1/30/2010

Freedom speaks Saturday

Sorry for the late post, the DOR is slacking a bit this morning. Today is a drizzly day, the pasture rails have raindrops trailing down their undersides.
I want to take this opportunity to clarify Jack's story from earlier this week. He took advantage of the fact that the DOR's main laptop tanked and she is using her netpad to post with, all of her pictures are on her main computer.
Jack said:

Since I can't show you pictures I will tell you about it. I walked over the railroad tie four times each way without a bang. I cantered over the ground poles and then to show up the new guy I went over them backwards. I jumped three barrels stood on their ends, then did Airs above the ground, piaffes, cantering forward passes and a few leaps with kicks.

The truth is:
Jack did walk over the railroad tie four times each way, but he banged his hinds three times and grunted each time he did it. He also tried to cheat and jump over the tie rather that having to work his fat hind end to lift his hind feet over the tie.
Jack did not canter over the ground poles, in fact he didn't go over them at all! The DOR didn't even ask him to go over the poles, she did lunge him past the poles though. Every time he went by the poles he got all wall-eyed and snorted. No going over the poles backwards, but he did slam on his brakes and back up the first time he was asked to go past them. He didn't jump barrels, he did however do a nice side-ways jump to get away from the corner they were in. Airs above the ground? I think not, it was bucking plain and simple. Piaffes, more like "Pissed offs", you know that move don't you? The one where your horse stands in one spot and throws a temper tantrum because they can't do what they want. Cantering forward passes, Jack just trying to get away from pressure. Then he did some more bucking.
In short Jack was feeling his oats and wanted to have the sillies. The therapist said no sillies for Jack in the arena, he needs to work on staying straight, collected, and not twisting his body too much...having to do that made Jack a bit frustrated. It is spring and we all have the sillies, wanting to be acrobats the minute we can romp in the arena.
Jack has an image to protect, but a whooper is a whooper and he told a big one!
Oh and Jack told me to remember to say: Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!

7 comments:

Autumn Mist said...

Funniest thing I've read in some time! I have a boy just like you at home, pop over to my blog sometime, you'll be very welcome. (We are in England, by the way!)

EvenSong said...

I wondered about the veracity of Jack's earlier post! Sounds a little like Kate's antics last weekend!
Be careful Jack--Don't hurt yourself again.
Thanks, Freedom, for setting the record straight (and keeping an eye of that rascal!).

Dusty Devoe said...

Jack, you are such a great stroy teller! You had me believing!
Thanks to the DOR for setting me straight! HUGS.

Leah Fry said...

Aha, the truth comes out!

Susan said...

The Super Horse image has been shattered. I was wondering when Jack was going to start touring with the Lipizzans.

Breathe said...

Tomato, tomahto.
--Cibolo

I agree. Every horse should get some poetic license. Especially spotted horses.

--Lily (you know, the mare with spots on her belly)

Cheryl Ann said...

Jack, you are SUCH a storyteller!
Tee hee!
Scout & Cali

 

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