Sunday, November 25, 2012

Well.. he IS from Virginia.....

Danny was a naughty goof ball today!!! heee hee... The kid cracks me up. I decided to take him and Fleck for a ride since he hadn't been out in a while. Unfortunately today was the first cold day we've had in a while. Lately it's been almost t-shirt weather, but today was windy, overcast, and a high of 45 degrees! But we're eventers... we're tough! So we loaded up fine and got there and both boys were groomed. I decided to throw the bareback pad on Danny and even cinched it up. He didn't care. :) So then we were off. (I did take the pad off Dan). 

Danny was a bit naughty... He kept tossing his head and trying to break free, run ahead, canter instead of trot.... But... he crossed all three creeks without any issues and we only had one "stop and plant" and that was when we met another horse and we were leaving them. And I know I'll appreciate the forwardness soon enough :) 

So then we came out at the lake. So I thought, fine, let's play for a bit and then we'll take the long trail back home. So Danny splashed and carried on... and then laid down for a roll. Goofy baby horse.. it's Cold!!! So then he splashed some more... and then next thing I know.. he's heading into deep waters! I was so surpised (and kinda curious) that I let go of the lead rope... and he went for a big long swim!!! Like... SWIMMING swim!!! It was only his little head that was emerged. Hee hee.... Hilarious!!  Here's the link.  

So he gets out and goes bucking around a bit, but then stopped to eat grass so I was able to catch him. Then I decided since he was now soaking wet and it was chilly.... we'd stick in the sunshine. Only he was feeling good and kept trying to buck and be silly. The little turd finally got the best of me and broke loose.... and went streaking and bucking across the cross country field. Ooops!! Luckily it was just us and I caught him after he had a little jaunt. I decided that was enough fun for now and we would just head home. No more excursions without some better control... either the chitney bit (chutney...why oh why can't I remember what that darn thing is called!) or a bit perhaps. 

So we got back uneventfully and since Dan was wet I threw Fleck's fleecey on him. It didn't "fit" necessarily, but it worked. So then we headed home. 

And of course that night it was supposed to drop into the upper 20's, but by then Dan had dried off. I did put Roany's size 76 blanket on him... A teensy bit big but it fit!! Enough for him to wear it all night and not get tangled up. 

So yep... another FUN exciting adventure with the Danaroo!

And.... while he wasn't being naughty... he was being super cute... He kept wanting into my pockets. hee hee...


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