There. That title should satisfy your boss, should they walk by on a Friday, when you are
reading doing research at TLH.
You may have seen this already, but I missed it the first time around. It’s worth muting the ad and looking extremely busy until the video starts. You’ll need the sound on low (or better, ear buds), and a way to keep yourself from laughing out loud.
Drinking beverages past minute 3 are not advised. That’s when “The Riding Instructor” begins to get side-splitting. I mean, informative.
Disclaimer from your International Response Manager:
do not try this super fun title generator at work if IT tracks which sites you visit. (BS is in website title)
…because he wants to be in movies. Who knew? All these years of crappy photos: scowling, ears back, bored…
No stills! I want to be a movie star. Get with it!
Life happens, and we don’t have current Murphy content. But when has that ever stopped us?
Here’s Murphy, three hours old. Still trying to figure out how to stop circling, and walk in the direction in which his brain tells his legs.
Hudson wants the pick up. He scoffs at riding in the back though, he wants to drive.
How will I explain him to the DMV when it’s time for the driver’s test?
Tip of the helmet to Laurie, who sent this in for us.
(I hope to return to our regularly scheduled programming soon…)
Technically, it is possible for me to post from my cell phone. But I’m guessing anything more than a sentence or two would give me serious finger cramps. And some wild “auto correct” phrases. Add in: no idea if we will have a signal.
We’re going to be gone a few days.
FYI, in case TLH has a hidden burglar readership, we have an alarm, a house sitter, and we borrowed a pit bull that flunked out of dog training. Plus (sigh) we have nothing worth burgling. Don’t break the window, ask the neighbor for a key, and please do not put the milk carton back in the fridge after you drink out of it. You could dead head the roses while you’re here…? (It would look less conspicuous, and they’d be pretty when we return!)
Hopefully we’ll have some silly stories to tell when we come back, that do not involve disaster calenders or office visits. I’m seriously hoping my Skunk Karma has been resolved.
Please, to the skunks who read TLH, know I respect you, and would never, ever believe the ridiculous cartoon starring Pepe Le Pew represents you in any way…
Property of Warner Brothers…
I think we’re starting to see that warmblood body filling out…
You think I’m gonna do…WHAT??
Just looking at that triple makes me….Zzzzzzzzzz
The above makes me keel over from cuteness overload. But in case you haven’t had enough, I took the somewhat funky cell video below to send to Daisy at work.
Meet Rhodie. I thought it would be fun for us to watch some excellent cutting work. Rhodie belongs to a friend of Bella’s. I think you’ll have the same reaction I did, and love watching Kathy ride. She’s incredibly fluid on a super quick, cowy horse. She makes it look effortless, as if the horse is doing all the work, and she’s just along for the ride: just like an upper level rider of any discipline.
It shows again: good riding is good riding, whatever you decide to do. Pair good riding up with an exceptional horse, and you get this super quiet, laser-focused team.
As the video starts, focus on the woman off to the right, in the white hat, who appears to be doing…not much. Horse and rider are astoundingly quiet. It seems to me, you’d have to be completely in the zone to get such a non-reaction out of a herd of steers.
Being the DQ (wannabe) who accidentally cut a steer on her visit to watch roping practice, I can say that for Rhodie to come off the steer the instant she asked, go immediately ‘invisible’, and ease back into the herd – that’s just plain amazing.
Maybe we’ll get lucky, and Kathy will be able to join us, and tell us a little about the skills needed for cutting, if she has time!
Note: Rhodie is no longer for sale, he was sold yesterday. Bella’s hauling him to his new home today!
So we do not have to strain our puny human brains attempting the mind-melds horses find so normal, Hudson has filmed this short video to answer that question on a personal level:
(volume on, if you want his audio track)
You get a man like Narayanan Krishnan:
CNN video Feeding the Hungry, Nourishing the Soul
(embedding is disabled, but you will be glad you clicked, sat through the ad, and watched.)
Most of us know this with our animals, but finder it a bit difficult to step forward and do this with humans, at times for very good reasons.
I’ll let the video speak for itself.