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Date:8/2/2014 12:03:47 AM
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Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope you are doing well and enjoying a very happy Thanksgiving. We just ate our main meal and I can say that I'm about as stuffed as I ever want to be! Mmm, the food was good! And, I don't have to work as much today so I thought I'd take a little time to catch up on my blogs.

I've missed blogging here on HC. I know I haven't been around as much lately. Looks like you haven't either! I guess I can blame that on Prince. He threw me again and I got yet another concussion. So, with 3 concussions in 4 months my brain is not working quite right. But, since it's Thanksgiving I will say that I'm thankful that I still have the horses in my life though I'm not allowed to ride anymore. I really really miss that but I do enjoy driving too.

I've been driving Eddie as his cart is a bit safer. Eddie, however is not as well-behaved as Prince. It's funny, Prince will explode into a full on bucking bronco under saddle but when he's in harness he's an absolute gentleman! He must really love to pull a cart.

I drove Eddie yesterday in the pouring rain. And last week I drove him for the first time in ages. (He gets driven every week by his owner.) The back seat was loose and banging and it spooked him. So, here I am, fresh after another concussion, with a 6 foot percheron going madly at full gallop towards the end of the field. I'm hanging onto the reins with all my might and pulling to slow him. No difference in speed. I'm pulling so hard that his butt is all the way up against the cart and his nose is in his chest.

Now, one might think that the fence would be an obvious barrier and that I have nothing to worry about. Wrong! He doesn't respect fences and here we are heading at one full speed! He was planning on going right through it, he's done it before. I was thinking to myself, I don't want to be banned from horses completely, I've got to stop him!

So, I exerted the last of my strength and yelled at him through the wind and banging of the seat to WHOA! He slowed a little. I yelled and pulled some more. He went down to a canter. PHEW! And then a trot. And finally to a walk. His sides were heaving, he was breathing heavily, sweat pouring off him. Boy, he sure got himself worked up!

Yesterday, I tied the seat down and he was much calmer. Still, he was quite an energizer bunny. He got a great workout. I'm used to driving Pippin who is not only much smaller but he listens to my every word! Such a different experience.

How is everything with you and the horses? Joker still looking great after the summer? And how about his potential new pasture buddy? I hope you're all doing fine. I am thankful to have not only horses in my life but all of my friends both on here and at home. One can not have too many!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Leaving a vote of thanks for being such a good friend.

P.S. I made a Thanksgiving slideshow. It's up on HC if you'd like to see it.
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