Thursday, November 4, 2010

The "Blue Ribbon Method" of Mounting Your Cowpony

Step One: Decide which side to mount. Don't go with the conventional, be different, stand out in the crowd. Keep your horse guessing.



Step Two: Insert tip of boot into stirrup. Be ready to bounce nimbly from the ground to the back of the horse. Once again, keep the horse guessing.



Step Three: Pause for your public. Smile for cameras, work the scene.



Step Four: Haul your little behind onto your horse's little behind. Land gently, as if he's going to feel you up there.



Step Five: Sit tall in the saddle. Reach for your stirrups, heels down. Lightly pick up your reins. Engage. You're looking good, you're a cowboy.

(and, the horse is still guessing...)

4 comments:

Taryn Thursday, November 04, 2010 2:49:00 PM  

That little mini-horse is in perfect scale to the little boy! I have never seen one saddled up before, usually just pulling a cart.

My sister has a mini she rescued from the auction and he's so small he can stand between my legs and my feet are flat on the ground!

SouthernSass Thursday, November 04, 2010 5:12:00 PM  

That is so stinking cute!

Thank you for your sweet comment - I think I almost had a meltdown last night! :)

penni Friday, November 05, 2010 6:14:00 AM  

A wonderful series of photos. Thanks, Sandy.

Sandy ~~~ Friday, November 05, 2010 10:46:00 PM  

Wow Taryn...now that is a small mini your sis has!

SouthernSass -- you're very welcome.

OH, yes Lisa, we were there the first weekend in August for this little show. Was so fun and such a nice place. we will be only a short distance south of there when we get moved into our place near Corona....soon I hope.

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