I explained that we were going to the beach and that Kyle could come or not but I wasn't changing my plans. Then Amanda's friend wanted to play video games rather then go to the beach. Before I knew it I was embroiled in this discussion and getting more peeved by the minute. Finally I snapped "We are not going to the lake, we are not playing video games. We are going to the BEACH and WE ARE GOING TO HAVE FUN. Now get.in.the.car'.
Perhaps not my best parenting moment. But once we got to the beach much fun was had and everyone was happy.
Which really proves that mom is always right.
As you know, Carmen has been a bit of a dingbat lately. So putting her on the trailer to go out for a trail ride might not have seemed like the smartest move.
I didn't care. We were going.
And we were going to have fun.
As always, Carmen loaded and unloaded just fine. As I took her off of the trailer a young woman said 'oooh'. I looked up to see her looking at Carmen with unabashed admiration.
'Do you want her?' I asked, 'Because yesterday she was FREE'.
Everyone laughed in sympathy. Horse people, they just understand.
I groomed Carmen before we left so all I had to do was throw on her tack.
|do not let this expression fool you- she was completely relaxed in the stall,|
just not happy that I was interrupting her snack
On the way back we stopped to play in the hunter ring. As soon as we entered the ring Carmen gave a big spook at some decorative flowers. She was back to the tense, tight spooky horse of yesterday. I just kept working her. There was one moment when I was cantering and then she took off towards Nancy but there was a jump in the way and I was all 'No no no! We are not jumping that!' I managed to steer her around and got her back to control.
|I took this driving out- this is the ring we were playing in|
|So happy here|