July 2012 i am not a real cowgirl but i do get to play one on the farm. boots, jeans, belt buckle and of course a horse! my horse is red and her name is Sassifrass, she is affectionately known as "Sassy". she is not beautiful by horse standards but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. when the sun hits her red skin she has a golden glow. i think she is beautiful. she is fat, lazy, very clumsy, does not like to sweat, likes moss as much as i like diet coke and she is old. we have A LOT in common. we watch out for each other and take care of each other. she promises not to "dump" me and in return i don't take her into briars, thick woods, spider webs, deep water, wide ditches, or any where we may not be able to get out of. it may seem i do more for her but her not "dumping" me is very important to me! she stumbles A LOT. she has never dumped me (this is where i knock on wood) although she has made me almost tinkle in my pants quite a few times. we had a fi
rst the other day. we were galloping across the field and i was trying to watch out for anything in our way.... gopher holes, rabbits, rocks, briars and the dreaded bull holes. the grass was high so visibility was low. it was on us before i knew it. a very large bull hole. in 2 1/2 seconds i pictured her stumbling, dumping my fat butt, and her fat butt landing on me. but i was wrong! with her ninja like ability she leaped (front legs up and over the hole) and then followed with her back legs and we were magically on the other side of the hole. i would love to say it was as graceful as you see in the movies but it probably was not but that did not matter. she came through for me AGAIN! she on all four feet, my fat butt in the saddle and still astride my faithful steed. yes i said steed. she is too old to be called a filly, and mare is just not good enough. i know steed is manly but sometimes she has to work like a man. i can relate and i feel her pain. i have never been a "horse-girl". Sassy is not my pet. she is my partner and definitely my friend. i love her.