Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday stills: A day in the life

Four pictures is seriously not fair Ed. Do you really know how much stuff I do in a day!? Four minimum maybe. I'll please and follow the rules for once in my life. Cause I am such a rule breaker with a lot of other Sunday stills entries.

Well first of all I see the sun rise. Every day except weekends when I sometimes get to sleep in, sometimes.
You can hardly see the road there in front of me. I was at a fork down a back road just after finishing feeding and doing stalls at my 2nd barn of the day off to my third before breakfast. It was just a little after 7 am.
I wouldn't have it any other way. As much as I love sleeping in I must remind myself people die in their sleep.
Then my inner couch potato reminds me They die happy too.
Touche inner couch potato, touche.

I see a lot of this, a lot. More times my body weight in this than you could imagine. I kick it, scoop it, dump it, wheel it and occasionally throw some of it at a passerby, which can end up as a full blown road apple fight to most of you non-horse peoples disgust I am sure. To me theres nothing better than the smell of manure, shavings and a dirty horse.. Well maybe freshly tanned leather or a brand new saddle or bridle. Us horse people are just a little bit off our rockers.

I would have taken my camera with me riding but thats a bit risky. I don't fancy replacing over a grand in camera and lenses. I do ride nearly every day. Not necessarily my horses since they are outside but at other barns along with my sh*t kicking I do.
I say find something you would do for free and figure out a way to make money doing it.
And never call your job a "job" or "work" because that drills it into your mind your like everyone else working just to survive. You gotta enjoy what you do or else you'll be sour through your life, especially when you retire knowing you "worked" your whole life. I call working for me "chores". Makes it seem a little less "work" like.

So instead I show you a sleepy Indigo who was actually watching a bulldozer driver moon the other construction workers. I think I seen enough white arse to last me a lifetime that day.
My horses are always a part of my day. Unless I am on vacation or away someplace, rain, shine, sickness or health I go out and see my horses. I have to, it's my lifeblood.

Because it's spring I can sympathize with other horse owners. Dirty, hairy, shedding horses. I do love grooming in the spring. Getting hair off makes me feel like I am actually getting something done when I groom. I do have the white horse with the teflon coated hair, all the dirt just comes right off.

Thats about my day in a nutshell if you add in more KM driving in a day than most people do in a week you got it covered.

14 comments:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Great pics all. I like the way you treated them to show off certain details. And the sunrise photo is amazing!

Great wisdom and advice in this post, too.

~Lisa

Jo said...

I love these pictures. Yay!

Gail said...

Now, I shall no longer go to work but to socilize and give service to people. (Post office)

Yes, I agree with your favorite smells.

threecollie said...

Very nice, love the sunrise

dibear said...

Loved the sunrise shot, not to sure about the poop!! :)

Beth said...

Horse apple wars! :) City folks don't know what they are missing. :D


I love your horses rump, it took me awhile to figure it out, but once I did it brought up all kinds of emotions. Happy ones of grooming and and the smell of the hay and horse hair. *sneeze* sorry about that :)

JeniQ said...

Great pictures Sydney! I LOVE Indigo -- she reminds me of my Arabian mare, Sassy, I had as a kid.

Enjoy your day!
~Jeni

JeniQ said...

Oh... and I've had my fair share of "Road Apple Wars" *giggle*

Shirley said...

You sure do have a busy day, great photos and a good laugh at the mooney; my husband mooned me yesterday (just because he could!)

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Sunrise, manure, horses and hair. That just about sums it up. I ran my fingers along my horse's back this morning as she walked past. Then she shook and an entire cloud of hair billowed up around her and precipitated to the ground. And I just groomed her yesterday.

allhorsestuff said...

What a loverly day indeedy!
I rather like the smell of my mares breath and sweet grass hay!
Loved being with you for the day and I resemble yours too!
KK

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great day, you are one busy gal! It is great to love what you do everyday and your love for horses shines through:)

lisa said...

You sure were right, four pictures was no FAIR! You did a great job with the four though!

photographerpainterprintmaker said...

You make me smile. I can almost smell the barn in these pictures. Did you get pictures of the mooner? If so thank you for not posting them here! LOL

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