Sunday, 17 March 2013
Stand Off At The Mule-K Corral
Spring is in the air and I am feeling fruity! I was raring to go when FH told me it was time to work this morning.... the saddle was nowhere to be seen and the long reins came out so must be time for something different? Hmmmm I think FH has designs on me pulling stuff (not including her off her feet?!). So off we set at full mule ahead long reining (aka line driving)... ready to conquer the unknown... sort of! FH was busy teaching me Gees and Haws as left and right.... for our American friends we use the opposite system in UK, 'Gee' is left and 'Haw' is right. Of course I understood this very quickly as would be expected. I showed FH my traffic prowess by 'whoa-ing' in the narrow gaps on our country lanes to let the cars go by, I thought I'd show her how clever I really am by stopping at the allotted passing place before I'd even been asked... I can hear those engines miles away and know what to do.
Then on to trotting, hehehe that made FH blow and go bright red but I enjoyed it, especially up the big hill.
And then it happened...... Stand off at mule-k corral.....
There in the hedge was the most beautiful black 'stallion' I had ever seen! It's spring and as I said I'm feeling fruity and am on the lookout for a man.... a short ears or long ears, I'm not really fussy....
When FH told me to go past I said nah, don't want to, going to plant myself right here in the road and stay talking to my new handsomeness. What was that FH? We're blocking the road? Whatever, swish, swish see if I care. Busy, busy, busy, chatting up this handsome man.
FH started to get very red in the face but smiled sweetly and said nice things to me, but FH you're not as enticing as this handsome chap, sorry not going that way with you.
FH tried all her tricks, we lunged past, she went in front, we went in circles (all the while checking that my best side was facing my new admirer) and eventually we just stood for a while.
Honestly, my human is the most incredibly stubborn animal, she wouldn't go anywhere but the way she wanted to.... the stand off when on for ages.... we ear waved at a few of the neighbours who passed who were amused at FH (couldn't have been me that was making them laugh, could it?)
In the end I gave up on FH and decided that I'd had enough looking at the stallion anyway (by now I'd noticed his ears were substandard, his mane was not sticky up enough and his voice was not bray enough....)
OK FH off we go, look at me and how good I can be, don't you just love this long reining thing? Past the trailers that rattle, the river that rages, the barky dogs, look we're Gee-ing and Haw-ing and Whoa-ing and Go-ing and I'm such a good girl..... have you forgotten your grumpy, stubborness now human??