I can not even tell you how many times a week that phrase comes out of my mouth. Brittnie, God bless her, she loves her horse and wants to ride every free minute she gets. It has been quite a site to watch however this last month or so since school has started that she nearly has to chase the horse to be able to get a lead on her.
At dinner this night (one night a week or so ago) Britt says "I want to go out and ride but my dumb horse won't ever come to me anymore" Now I know that horse isn't dumb and so does she but she had been so frustrated that she has been having to work so hard to catch her. Anyway, I am not really sure why Ladybug has been so standoffish with her but a couple of things came to mind that night. I threw out my thoughts to Britt...
1) maybe ladybug doesn't recognize you anymore. I mean after all you only started having problems catching her after you colored your hair at the beginning of school. For 7 years now she has been seeing a sweet little blond girl come out to hang with her now this loud dark hair chick keeps yelling at her to "come here!" (Britt colored her hair dark brown before school started--big change for her horse I think)
2) All you ever do is go out catch her tack her out and ride. Then after you're tired of riding you un-tack brush for a minute and put her back out in the pasture with little to no thought about her until you are ready to feed and ride the next day. So maybe she just wants to be loved on...Maybe just spend time with her so she doesn't have to work and get worn out. You know like the old days when she wasn't broke to ride when you would just brush her and talk with her and love on her. After a bit of thought Britt agreed that yeah, maybe mom was right and she would just love on her for a while.
I was sitting reading a book when Stephen went to check on her and said "you need to see this & get your camera"
This is what I found when I stepped outside. That girl was sitting in a lawn chair in the middle of the hay pasture letting her horse eat the green grass while she just sat there picking the seeds off the tall blades of grass while talking to her, just hanging out. Ladybug was on a lead but the rope wasn't tied to anything, they were just hanging out. Rebuilding the relationship they have that seemed to have gotten lost in the hustle and bustle of life and stuff. Reminding each other why they have the bond that they do. This is truly what two best friends look like. And no it does not matter at all that one is a thousand pound mare and the other a little buck 25 human girl. This horse shares more secrets than any human friend will ever share with my Britt. Because as much as my girls likes all her people friends not a single one of them can begin to compare to the friendship she has with this silly horse.
I got a few shots before Britt asked "Mom..stop taking pictures, but send me the good ones" I told her I couldn't help it that she and ladybug were giving me the perfect picture of a girl and her horse. I love these two and the bond they share. Every little (and not so little) girl needs a horse to tell her secrets to. We all have secrets we don't want to share. Who do you share all your secrets with?
I know it has been quite some time since my last good post. It seems we have been crazy busy the last few weeks. Maybe it'll slow down a bit. We'll see.
Have a great rest of the week.