Friday, February 27, 2009

Saddle Sore And Wore!

This morning, before breakfast, I fed our dogs, cleaned the trailer, and washed a load of clothes! After breakfast with Tone, I did my brisk two mile walk, caught up with my paperwork, returned all phone calls, while our great Kerrville volunteers: June, Ellen and Jim were outside walking our dogs! I loved it and I know our dogs loved it more! Thank you Jim, June and Ellen—we love you!

At noon, I got ready to go horseback riding with my good friend Cindy, and Jeannie—Bandera's favorite cowgirl! I couldn't wait to go ride, even though the forecast today, said it was going to be ninety degrees outside! At twelve-thirty, Buttermilk and I left the rescue ranch for Bandera, so I could meet up with Cindy, and then ride with her to the park.

"Cindy! Tony is coming to video us for my blog!" I said with excitement!

"That's great!" Cindy remarked. "Nance, he is so sweet."

When we arrived at the park, Jeannie was already there, waiting on us! Yee Haw! As Jeannie unloaded her terrific horses, Tony showed up with my camera and one of his—so he could shoot us! In no time flat, we were all in our saddles and took off for our two hour ride in the beautiful Texas Hill Country!

Our trail ride was so much fun—but rather hot! When we three returned from our ride, the horses were as wore out (please note, we say wore instead of worn) as us. Ater watering down the horses, Cindy climbed off of Davy Crockett first, and began feeding him Fig Newtons, as Jeannie held Black Jack Cadillac next to a tall rock, and Tone helped me climb off of his back.

When my feet finally reached the ground, Tony remarked, "Nance, you are so bowlegged right now—you look like you've been riding a barrel!" Then he started laughing.

After a short visit with Cindy, Tony and Jeannie, a friendly Park Ranger, known as 'Shorty' came over to visit with her friend Jeannie and us. Halfway through our visit with her, she asked me, "Are you wearing pink Justin Gypsy cowgirl boots?"

"Yes," I said, excited that she knew! "And I love them!"

"Me, too!" Shorty said, wearing a smile, as she lifted up her jeans to show me her pink ones—that were just like mine! She and I had a fun conversation about how much we loved our boots, and then it was time for us to leave.

I have posted two short video clips that T. took of us today. I hope that you will enjoy watching them. And please note, on the video 'The End Of The Trail' Jeannie is talking to us about horses. So you'll know—during our ride, I had let Black Jack Cadillac get to close to Davy's rear end, and Davy didn't like it and he stopped! He was thinking about kicking BJC, but thankfully he didn't. Here is a photo of me and BJC before going on our ride. I'm pooped and truly saddle sore. Y'all have a great evening! I'm hitting the hay! Good Night!


DY_Goddess said...

Well, all I read was... "blah, blah, blah.... "ninety degrees"... and, blah, blah, blah,,, "justin pink boots".
Man, 2 things I love! Seriously, i loved the story about your ride. I'm just jealous. Thanks for the blog Nance, sounds like an awesomecool Friday!!
F. xo

cousin nancy said...

Hi Fay—it was an awesome cool (way too hot) Friday! Come on down here, and let me show you Texas! I promise that you'll love it! The safest time to come visit us, is in the fall or our so-called winter months—because of the rattlesnakes! Yikes, I am scared to death of them! Thank you for your comment! Hugs to you and Kris Kristofferson!

P.S. I am listening to Dwight singing a live track of 'Long White Cadillac!' I love it—it Rocks! Dwight Rules!

DY_Goddess said...

Nance, I just had a chance to sit down with my cup of tea and watch the videos of your ride, what a great time that must be! So fun.

Tell Tony he's a real sweetheart to take the videos for you to put up, I love that addition to your blog.

Fay xo

P.S. Isn't that Dwight just something else and more? Sure love that man and his music.

cousin nancy said...

Howdy Fay! When you come down for a visit—let's go horseback riding! It is so much fun! BTW, do you know how to ride a horse? I will tell Tone what you said, and I agree with you, that he is too sweet to me. I am one lucky woman.

P.S. Dwight is one of country's greats! Thank you for your comment.