Saturday, 8 November 2014

Ginger and The Raincoat of Terror

I took the lovely Ms Gingersnap for an outing this afternoon. Unlike her friend Bridget, Ginger does not do well with time off.
Drama pony is cute tho
First, there was drama because I brought her into the barn all alone. I know, I'm so mean right?

Then, the saddle pad was SUPER freaky. And I proceeded to rub it all over her, which was absolutely horrifying and left her feeling hugely violated.

Next, I dared to wear a raincoat. So sorry, Ginger, that I didn't have you there to give your approval when I purchased the offensive raincoat. The silver lining IS quite eye catching, I admit, and it does make that crinkly sound you so hate, but remember, you're a West Coast pony and raincoats aren't exactly a rarity around here.
Offended pony

Long story short, rather than my planned 5 min of lunging, I spent the better part of an hour waving that silly coat around until I could actually touch her with it. She wears a rainsheet of her own all winter, but I guess the tiny human version is evil? I eventually got on, wearing the raincoat, and had an alright ride, until I coughed, which is apparently still terrifying. So I spent a bunch of time pretending to cough and sniffle and generally offending her.
Wearing the hated coat

 It was one of those days where nothing was really going to go right - as far as she was concerned my sole purpose in life today was to potentially beat her to death with either a saddle pad or a raincoat and cough nasty horse killing germs all over her. I knew she'd been far too quiet lately! :)
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13 comments:

  1. Nice to know I don't have the only pony that's afraid of those treacherous rain coats... They're the devil.

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    1. You'd think after 3 years of west coast winters she'd have given up...yet every fall we have this same discussion :)

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  2. How rude of you to wear a rain coat! :P
    Apollo finally let go of his fear of water....but it took yyyeeears.

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    1. She's always so offended by me, poor pony! And go Apollo, that's awesome!

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  3. Aw bless, here is no accounting for spooky pony brain!
    Hope you're continuing to feel better

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    1. We're all feeling pretty good :)

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    2. Lol funny your Ginger had her coat freak out just days before Kika had her hat/scarf incident lolz. They are like peas in a pod!

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  4. Ginger is such a character! Cute enough to get away with the dramatic antics though. :-)

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    1. Exactly the problem. She's the silliest mare I've ever met, but I can never get mad - that cute face gets me every time :)

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  5. omg she's sooo offended !! poor thing - such a difficult life she leads ;)

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    1. So unimpressed with me, it took her a few days to really forgive me too!

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  6. Haha! This is EXACTLY how Connor's breeder got tossed off his full brother. She took her raincoat off while on him and he freaked out and ran into their pond!

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    1. So far I've been lucky and not had a fall related to that. And thank goodness no visits to a pond! (That story makes me laugh so hard, because OF COURSE a cob would run to their "happy place" AKA water :) Every year I forget about it and every fall we have to have the coat discussion. She'll be fine til summer now, I hope :)

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