So on Thursday we wound up going to see a local horse show for a while.... It was a HOT day (like all of them this week!) and then later, we decided to do something we just usually say we SHOULD do sometime. We drove to Buzzards Bay (yes, real name of the town) and strolled thru the antique stores... luckily (?) I wasn't carrying much in the way cash.
And then what you ask?
and then we trotted off to next store.... and we wandered about... and it was getting time to go. I came upon a little wooden horse I wanted the hubby to see, so we went alllll the way to the back of the store one more time. ~ and as we were leaving, something caught my eye...
I fell instantly in love.....Is that JoJo and I on the cover? How much is it? $2.00 ~ oh no, we spent our last dollars at the other store!! You can't put $2.00 on a credit card... that's pathetic. Hang on... lets dump out the purse, change in the bottom... Uh huh. We've got it!! (thankfully, as this is just what I need, a guide to equitation...) My equitation attempts sometimes don't equate.
don't tell anyone I drew this awful picture, I'll deny it. But I had to, as we couldn't take pictures of ourselves, and try to manually haul a large pony into a trailer.
It was a two person process actually.... again, no comments necessary on the quality (or lack there of) of the artwork... ha ha
At least now I know we were doing it right, they wouldn't put it in a book if it wasn't, right?
I discovered this to be a bit true on my first test drive... a big bouncy trot can be a bit unsettling, literally.
My apologies to the author... i know it says not to reproduce it in any way.... but perhaps you can think of it as free advertising?
Just to good not to share!!
I see he has done two other books:
THELWELL'S RIDING ACADEMY
TOP DOG, Thelwell's Complete Canine Compendium
by Alan Thelwell
If you happen to have either of these moldering away, and want to lighten the load on your book shelf, I'd be willing to swap some art work for a book.... (don't worry, not the shabby arts above...) )
One last thought~
Something fun to do with your furry friends on a hot day...
|Love your pony.|
|Hug your pony.|
|Peace to all.....|
and to all a good day.