Horsies! - Tactical Ninja
Sep. 24th, 2011
02:47 pm - Horsies!
I'd just like to say that my new mattress is awesome!
Also, we've now done the recycle/dump run for the move and things are looking a lot tidier around the place. The Youth of Today has a new bed with a trundler that is nearly big enough for him. This afternoon's mission - go through the old photo box and reduce. I find this hard to do, especially when you find things like:
All my old pony club and polocrosse ribbons!
It looks like a lot but really it isn't. I was lucky enough to be born into the days when you could have a horse in NZ even if you were poor (horse: $175, grazing: free, shoeing $20, 3 pony clubs within riding distance) and got taken under the wing of someone with a horse float, so I got to compete. I kept all the ribbons we won because I was proud of them.
Here's the horse I won most of them on:
tieke, this is the hairy-legged mongrel bred pony I talk about a lot - the one that would wade into blackberry bushes and eat the leaves while I picked the blackberries and ate them, and would go in any direction I pointed him in at whatever speed I told him to regardless of what was in the way.
Plz2b excusing the terrible position - no doubt bad_riding would tell me I shouldn't have been jumping that high with such a bad form, but fuckem, Casey and I jumped a lot higher than that and neither of us suffered unduly from it, in fact we had a ball because he loved it as much as I did and he was the perfect pony for someone like me. Also, his legs don't look hairy in this photo because I trimmed his feathers and beard off to make him more pretty. Yes those are size 3 hooves on a pony, and yes he's unshod in this photo as he mostly was.
Anyway, that's 14 year old me and my hairy little sub-$200 horse. We had a lot of fun together.
As a contrast, here's 41 year old me, taken by pombagira last night at Fidels:
I couldn't look less like a horse person if I tried..
Those ribbons have been sitting in a box for *cough* number of years now, and it's time I did something with them. While I'd like to make art by weaving them into a picture, the colours are somewhat loud for decor and at the moment I'm leaning towards making reusable shopping bags from them.