Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Mr. Wyatt Earp

Mrs. M is hanging out in Andi country, and "Sadie" let her borrow her new horse, Mr. Wyatt Earp. (She did not think of that name. It came with Wyatt.) Wyatt is a chestnut paint gelding, and he is 15.3 hh. Wyatt is a very rambunctious 16-year-old. Mrs. M knows this for a fact, as she got on and off he went, YAY! Not like the beautiful but prissy princess horse Lacey (the subject of other photos on this blog). That horse is "Sadie's" mama's horse. Sadie's mama likes to ride slow as a turtle. But Sadie and Mrs. M love to go fast!
Enjoy the pictures. (You can see how fast Wyatt is in the post about Andi and Sadie's afternoon video ride.) Yes, Lacey won the race between Sadie and Cory in the first video, but that is because Sadie is just as good a rider as Andi . . . and even more reckless. So she could get slow-poke Lacey to MOVE IT ON!
To see more pictures of Wyatt, go to Ellie's (AKA Sadie) Blog.

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Mrs. Marlow! I love your granddaughter's blog; her posts and pictures (and her story, "The Runaway Ponies") are superb!

    ~Ellen

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  2. Beautiful horse! Mrs. Marlow, you look completely at home on a horse's back. :)

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    1. Thanks, but you did not see me when the nasty broken-stirrup saddle I had to use the day before slipped. My foot slid out, and Wyatt kept going. So I made him stop but I could not slide my body back onto Wyatt's back. (I was hanging over the side of the horse). "Ellie! Get over here and boost me back up." That saddle really, really, really needs to be fixed. Oh, so the picture above is me in the GOOD saddle. :-)

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    2. Poor you! :p I've never had an experience like that before because I don't exactly have a plethora of opportunities to ride a horse. Thank goodness for the fact that it's never happened to me! I mean, I'm not really a very experienced rider. I do like horses, though. :)

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  3. Aww! That’s really cool! Did you have fun?

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    1. Yes, but it's rained ever since. Like . . . buckets and buckets. Worse than Andi experienced in Family Secret. I had no idea you could get 4" of rain in a day! (We have a rain gauge, and truly it showed 4" this morning). And now it is raining AGAIN. Buckets. Wind. More rain.

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    2. Wait . . I thought California was a dry state. Do they get a lot of rain? As much as Washington (supposedly) gets?
      (By the way, to anyone who doesn't live in Washington, it doesn't rain nearly as much some think. In Fall, specifically, is DOES get quite a bit of rain, but summers here are usually pretty dry.) :)

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    3. Oh my goodness!!

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    4. No, CA hardly gets any rain! But when they do, it's a gully washer! I will upload a video of the kids going "downstream" when the waters overran the property last March. Eeks!

      But I live in WA, but I live in Eastern WA (up in the Okanogan Highlands), and it doesn't rain that much there. I call it the sunny side! But I was born and raised in Tacoma, and lived 30 years in Enumclaw, and yes, it does rain way too much. It rains pretty much all of June, and when it isn't drizzling, it's overcast and cloudy.

      So it's sort of Yes and No about rain in WA. If you live east of the Cascades, not. If you live West of the Cascades it's "rain, rain, go away!" Except in August. :-) I NEVER want to move back to Western WA!! :-)

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    5. I live in Western WA, Mrs. Marlow. :) I kinda like the rain here. Then again, maybe it's because I'm used to it. :P Where I happen to live, summers are dry, and I WISH for rain.

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  4. Haha!! That’s so cute. Since when did grandmas ride?? Ellie sure is lucky to have such an adventurous grandma.😜I’ve been hearing allll about your visit from Ellie.

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    1. I'm only a grandma on the outside, Lexi. On the inside I'm about the same age as Ellie. :-) Yeah, I can ride. I'm posting a true story about a riding adventure from 1994 (on Saturday. Don't miss it!). It's a wonder I ever got back on a horse after that escapade. But obviously I did.

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  5. My 8 year old brother Lawson was sitting next to me when I was reading this post. He pointed to the picture and said “Ummm, her feet are too far in the stirrups. If she falls off-“ he paused and grimaced-“her foot could get stuck and that horse would probably drag her around.” 😂😂 Lawson is an expert rider and he’s always correcting people. I told him that I was sure you already knew that....

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    1. Yeah, I was aware, and it was really annoying! They did keep slipping too far, and I was always having to adjust it. I finally gave up. If I was making a habit out of riding Wyatt, and riding longer than half an hour, you can be sure I'd make everything adjusted just for me. *sigh* And I'd get myself a good pair of boots (rather than the hand-me-downs) and adjust the stirrup length "just right."
      Good eye, Lawson! :-)

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