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22 September 2004 @ 08:08 pm
Horsey musings  
I rode my joust steed today. It was a spectacularly gorgeous autumn afternoon, and after watchin Kevin shoe Smoke (and after I pepperred him with endless questions about farriery (farrier-ing? farrier-osity?)), Nick and I took Os and Malibu to Roselawn.

We took it fairly easy. Played tag. Let them run around. Oso, while not going above a fast canter, was having a ball. I tried to stop him at one point, and he was having none of it. I let him have is head to run about like a young 'un. It makes me sad that Oey's getting old. Not just older: old. I know he's got another season or three or five in him. Jeanne even said it was best to keep Os and Dante working. Still...

Jeff stopped by for a few minutes as we were riding out. "You have a real thing going with this horse," he told me, all seriousness. Y'know, I really do. We work well together, and we'll continue to find our way - which is why I'm wishing he were magically a decade younger.

I should just be happy with what I've been given. So I am, if a bit wistful. And I will start training on Fortune as soon as Faire is done; she'll need some work to get her up to Malibu's speed, but she's a smart horse and I think she'll be game.
Miranda: Floundermirmie on September 22nd, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
Someday I'm going to ride a horse. Horses seem very nice, I wish I knew some.
Vampcursevampcurse on September 24th, 2004 05:13 am (UTC)
I know and understand that riding the faire's horses is strickly for jousters and squires, but I really hope that before Oso gets retired I get to ride him at least once around Roselawn, not for a joust or ride out (although hopefully someday I can do that too) but just to ride him would make me so happy....and if you ever have any free time in the off season and want to go riding please call me! I try to go at the very least once a week, but once it gets cold it's kinda hard.
Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on September 24th, 2004 06:00 am (UTC)
How old is Oso?