Is anyone else out there screwed up by the time change?
I had a ton of energy from all that early morning sun I was running around like the energizer bunny until the afternoon hit and then I think I was ready for bed, and then I even felt headachy.
Yes I am the girl that if you change my life by one hour it completely screws me up.
How is that even possible?
I dusted off my bike today and used it to ride over and visit with Moose. The horse ranch where we are boarding our horse at is about 1 mile across the road. Since we are out in the country and everyone owns quite a bit of land you find your neighbors to be a little spread out. A mile sounds so far doesn't it? But really it is just a hop skip and a jump.
The ride to the ranch is really a heart pounder mostly California style which is up hill, although the ride home is a trip you can coast the whole way and not even pedal, I had fun with that!!
Anna and I invented our own horse cookies today we will put the recipe below...
Moose loved them actually I think he liked them a little to much if you asked me he keeps frisking my pockets now whenever I go up to him.
1/4 cup of molasses
1 1/2 cup of oats
1 cup of flour
2 cups of applesauce
11/2 cup of shredded carrots
2 tablespoons of corn oil
Mix it up all well in a bowl then round into balls, flatten into a disc, place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 until they are golden and look well done almost crunchy.
Today I had quite the experience. When I was walking Moose he got spooked and reared up on his hind legs. It was really quite alarming to have a 1300 pound horse up in the air.
I wasn't even sure what to do. The ranch owner said I should have grabbed his lead and pulled him down and yelled at him. I did the opposite I let the lead rope have some slack and stood out of the way as to not get trampled. Sometimes I think am I nuts I feel like I have no idea what I am doing with this horse. But everyday we learn something new together. I am not pretending to be a horse expert by any means. The ranch owner helped me to walk him out and put him through the same situation again to see if he would spook so we could work him through it. But he never did it again and we just finished up with our walk. It really is going to be quite the experience working with Moose and getting him trained. I am sure it will be similar to training dogs in that I will probably need more training than the horse.
I try not to be to hard on myself when I do something wrong with the horse especially since I am new to all this. It is nice to have Adrian right by me though saying it's okay. You know how sometimes you just need to hear that, and I mean in all areas I often feel the same way with being a parent, or being a teacher and homeschooling. I also find much encouragement from God through prayer. It is nice to be able to look up sometimes and say "Um Hi God Hello, it's me down here, I think I need a little help!" Thankfully God always brings enough strength and courage to get me by no matter what the day seems to bring. At lately my days seem to have a mish mash of everything.
Okay tomorrow I won't be fooled by that fancy morning sun I am going to take it easy and pace myself.
I will leave you with some pictures I found on my camera. It looks like Noah was outside doing some bird watching ~Enjoy
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand,
that he may lift you up in due time.
1 Peter 5:6