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15 September 2007 @ 10:23 pm
 
A bit of a break from All Dad-Updates, All the Time(though I'll slip in a quickie: he continues stable(ish) today. very confused. thought he was at Bear Mountain, where he summered as a boy and worked as a teenager. had a few moments of lucidity. still on oxygen 24-7).

Now then. Monday, I went up to Argus to go riding with Cat. As chance would have it, all of the Faire horses were there to be shod. I'm not sure why Kevin (the farrier) doesn't do them at the Faire site as he used to. Anyway, he chose to do the girls first, so Oso and Dante were put into one of the paddocks to await their turn. They had plenty of grass and each other's company, so all was well. We passed them as we went to one of the other paddocks to get our horses (Cat had Shadow, of course, and it had been decided I'd ride Lucy). I shouted out a hello to the boys. They lifted their heads, blinked, and went back to grazing. Until...

The moment I took Lucy from her paddock and started to lead her to the barn, Oso trotted over to the fence. He followed Lucy and I the entire length of the fence and, at the end, stood watching as I led away the horse I was going to ride. That's right: Oso, with a field full of grass, left off eating to trot(!) after me, as if he expected I'd be taking him, too. It's moments like that when all I have is Kevin Kline's best line from Silverado: "Can't you see this horse loves me?"

Later, Cat and I were letting the horses graze as we ran about filling empty water troughs (which, by the way? grrrrrrrr!. It was hot and humid and most of the troughs were bone dry. Not cool. Not remotely.) Oso was in a stall; Dante was being done and Oso was on-deck. He'd stuck his head out the side window, and when I called out to him, he turned his head in the other direction, as if he'd just noticed something terribly interesting in the treeline. *in Oso voice* "I'm sorry. Did someone say something? No... no, I must have been mistaken. Oh, look. The leaves are turning. Just like Rider's loyalties. Fascinating."

I adore that horse.
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Katevegryffindor on September 16th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
::laffs!:: Oooh, Mari. You are so clever and witty and I love you! And I love Oso, and I've never even met him!

If/when I get to come stay with you for a weekend, could we go riding? :)
Kel: Nine smilingladyjoust on September 16th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
Oso's lovability transcends all, As the world will know when I finally write the damned picture book.

And I'll see what I can do re: riding. If not at Argus, I'm sure we can find somewhere to go!
Stealth Chaos Butterflybunnymcfoo on September 16th, 2007 06:27 am (UTC)
ums. so my darling kel, i found these pictures on my computer, and i thought i would make something for you. (you don't have to use them, but i thought this would be fun. :D)


Kel: Gwen/Jack lurveladyjoust on September 16th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
I love them! **pouncitysquish!** heeee! You've made me look awesome! I'm going to snag them all, but I'm going to wait until I get my iPony back.
Stealth Chaos Butterflybunnymcfoo on September 16th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
*huge grin*


i'm so delighted you like! :D
Jobs, baby, Jobs!picoland on September 17th, 2007 11:07 am (UTC)
zomg those were from 2003!
La Petite Souris Scientifiquemelebeth on September 16th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
*giggle* My FAVORITE one is the one where Justin has grabbed you and you look all shocked. SO CUTE.
Juliaigraine120 on September 16th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Those icons are amazing!!
Kelly, you're so pretty and awesome. Please to remember this next time you get all down on yourself.
Fjordhopper: Brisco & Cometfjordhopper on September 16th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
Hurray for all the animal friends that we love! That was such a cute story!
Rennierengirlie87 on September 16th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
miss my ponies!!

wow, Drew had WAY too much fun kissing you, lol
Aifacat: Emma!aifacat on September 17th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
GAWWWW!!!!! Silly Oso!

I'm still tickled at recently discovering that he has his own MySpace page...as well as what's on it. *g*
Kathy: Wilie E.toosha on September 17th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
"In case you forgot, my name is Oso. As in 'O So you came back? I can't even look at you right now.'."