They weren't gone 20 minutes when the phone rang. Our neighbor needed to move some cows down the road, just over a mile. He always helps us, so we are always glad to return the favor. I love our neighbor, not only is he always willing to help, he is so kind to our girls and is always helping them with their horses when he can. His cows are also slower movers than ours are, so it was a perfect time to let the girls ride and help. So I quickly threw on my jeans, a sweatshirt, and my new tennis shoes. I got my other daughter dressed and was going to take her to the farm so she could go with them. I was going to drop her off and have the house to myself for the morning! I should have known better...
When we arrived the horses weren't ready to go like I thought they may be. I jumped right in helping to get everyone ready to go. I caught, brushed, saddled, lengthened stirrups, and gave Briez reminders on how to ride a horse. They were ready to go fairly quickly. I thought I would follow them out the 1/4 mile lane to the farm, pass them on the road and get right home. I should have known better.
|Riding down the lane|
Our neighbor is always saddled and ready to go way before we are. He had ridden down the road to meet our crew. As I went to pass them so I could get home he called out and asked if I would follow them and take pictures on foot for a project his son had. His son is also one of my favorite neighbors for all the same reasons his father is. So, of course I was happy to do so. I drove up a bit to talk to his son and get a plan for what he needed. He had a camera and I had mine. I drove a half mile up the road to where we would go about a tenth of a mile to the pasture. I parked there on the road and waited then walked in.
|Coming up the road. |
|This one needs an ear tag|
|Now we know who you are!|
|Let's go little guy turned into little guy go on my foot|