I Got to Touch My Pony!
The show got rained out for this weekend, just like every other horse show I had planned on going to this spring. In times like this, it’s important for me to remember that before I loved horse showing… I loved horses.
So last night I trekked out to the barn to touch my pony. First, we recreated the infamous Artax scene from A Never Ending Story.
Luckily, Simon is more of a fighter than Artax was.
Then I gave him an intense curry to help all the itchy spots.
I covered him in Herbal Horse ointments (review soon) and sprayed him down with Eco Vet fly spray. Of course it goes without saying that I stuffed him full of cookies.
I took lots of crappy cell phone pictures of him.
I kissed his nose.
It all made me so happy, and I felt my heart swell.
25 thoughts on “I Got to Touch My Pony!”
such a disappointment about all the rained out shows… but your pony might be the actual cutest haha and that makes up for everything!
Your horse is adorable. Sorry for all of your rain. I wish I could take some of it from you as we have nothing but dust around here!
Despite the rain, he looks like a happy camper! And so clean, how odd… 😉
He hates mud. It’s okay to be jealous 😉
I am seriously jealous! Hahaha Two mare beasts here that LOVE mud! Love his happy scratchy face! Simonpants is the best. <3
Yes! Touching the pony, scratching the itches and kissing the nose is very, very good for the soul. My most favorite form of therapy.
Ugh, I am so there with you about the rain. I’m in San antonio and I think I saw my pony a grand total of twice in the last month. And forget riding! I think I managed a bareback walk back in Feb but that was it. Never thought I would miss the 100+ temps, but I think unending rain is worse… Hang in there!
I love nights like that 🙂 minus the mud!
And he even manages to look so handsome in cell phone pics 🙂 Sounds like the perfect kind of night.
That squiggly lip is too much.
You post makes me want to run out and rent The Neverending Story! Too bad Blackbuster went under a decade ago. Drats!
Sometimes it’s fun just to have a pretty pony day. I’m sure Simon loved it!
He’s such a trooper. Totally jealous of the mud-phobic feature.
Ugh sucks about the rain – summer is supposed to have good weather! That twitchy lip while getting curried is the cutest!
Hi Lauren, I absolutely love your blog- one of my favorite horsey blogs to follow! I was just wondering (and I am no HTML/ coding wizard) if you would be able to add on the end of your posts a line to the previous post or next post? I’m sure this is easier said then done, but I think it would be easier if I missed a day or two of your blog!
Anyways, just a suggestion but you have an amazing layout other than that! Have a great weekend and hope it dries up soon!
And by line I mean link! Darn auto correct!
My husband just saw the Neverending Story for the first time and was SO mad the horse doesn’t fight. So I’m glad Simon did 🙂
Dawh. Pony kisses! Black plague is threatening to strike back, so I’m trying to get some pony kisses in tonight.
Crappy cell phone pics are better than no pics at all! Same goes for pony kisses. I still have nightmares about Artax…
Artax! That scene was the worst. So heartbreaking. I loved the movie, though. So glad you survived the mud and got some pony time.
Bright side! You saved MONEY! 😛 that’s what I always tell myself when a show is canceled lol
Oh mom always knows the best spot to scratch!!
1. Do the horse shows by you have rain dates?
2. Am I the only one who doesn’t know this “nfamous Artax scene from A Never Ending Story” of which you speak?
Glad you had happy horse time!
Jeez, sorry about all the rain and the shows being canceled.. but sometimes being forced to slow down an appreciate having our horses in our lives isn’t a bad thing!
Boo to cancelled shows, but glad you got to go snuggle.