This is my mother riding a horse.
This is my sister Susie riding a horse.
This is my big brother David riding a horse.
Uh yah, this is Lou Lou and I "riding" the fence. I asked my father(hi daddy)why we never learned how to ride a horse. He said we were never interested.
WELL, GUESS WHAT? NOW I AM!!!
Who do you think that foot in the stirrup belongs too?
And look at my friend Dixie. And look how low to the ground those cows are. And look at that grey ear?
Yep, you can only get shots like that if you are sitting on a horse! I have been keeping a secret. Since living here, I have admired those people, cowboys, ranchers, kids, rodeo folks, who can ride a horse like it is second nature for them. I have always enjoyed rodeos and I love driving on the highway and having to slow down for the people on horses as they round up their cattle to move to greener pastures. Ask my kids. Everytime I see it or drive by I always comment. I just love it. So I asked my friend Dixie if she would teach me how to ride and she didn't even hesitate, she just said yes!
Dixie first took me to an inside arena so I would feel more comfortable with an enclosed area. That was only the one time and now I can ride in the wide open spaces of southern Alberta. I love it! One day she called me to help her bring in a cow to a corral with foot rot. A few days later we went riding for fun on her property and found a cow with prolapse(that was an interesting site), and this morning she called to help her bring a bull in. It needed to be seperated from the female herd.
You know why this video is short and very bumpy right? Because riding a horse is not second nature to me yet, and I had a hard time taking a video and holding on the reins.
I bet your heart is just so full of happiness huh? And I think a shot of father and daughter riding horses together is a must. What do you say? This fall?