Monday, April 23, 2012

A Horse Is A Horse Of Course, Of Course...

While we were up 
Nort' for the weekend,
some little girls were visiting
their cousin's farm.

Guess what their
cousin has on his farm?
SweetCheeks is not too
sure she wants to 
ride so she walks
behind for a while.
Being a big brave girl
she mounts her
spirited steed!;>)
That's my girl...
riding in a SKIRT!
Just to be on the 
safe side,
she let's Lulu lead
her along the path.
And, after riding,
they learned how to
take care of their
new friends.
SweetCheeks decided
she was not the least
bit afraid.
She said she loved horses.
I told her I had loved
a horse or two in my time.
As a matter of fact
I wrote a little poem
about it before I
met MyHero.

You know how I love
writing poetry.
Here it is for your
reading pleasure.

The Prince of My Dreams
The Prince of my dreams
has ridden away
on a steed so cold and black.
And, never again will
I look for love
so close to a horse's back.
©Nana Diana 2012
I think y'all can get the 
hidden meaning there...
if ya can't let me know 
and I'll fill you in.
This picture should give you 
a hint!
your photo name


Musings from Kim K. said...

Darling pics. Love the poem! A jolly way to start my morning.

Jettie said...

Beautiful photos, didn't know the kiddos were along.
I've always preferred my feet on the ground to on a horse. Now I have been known to ride a bovine upon occasion.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You just crack me up!! I love horses, too, but my knees cannot handle a long ride anymore.

Gert said...

Oh great photos! I love horses.. Never had one of my own, but rode a little with my girlfriend on hers... Love your are so funny!


Susie said...

Good for sweetcheeks, she would have been sad if she had not tried riding. What a poem:):)Diana, you give me a laugh, that's why I read your post 1st. Smiles, xo, Susie

Tete said...

That poem was cute, but not as cute as those girls out having fun and finding out that horses and their butts are friends they just hadn't met yet. Have a great day.

Maria Elena said...

Diana, you are just having too much fun over there! LOL Looks like you had a great day!

Patty Patterson said...

Cute poem! I was raised on a horse ranch but rarely have an opportunity to ride anymore. My son has horses, but his are spirited roping horses. And while I barrel raced when I was young, I would rather ride an old dead head, now. Something safe and slow. Hitting the ground might not feel so wonderful now.

Maureen Wyatt said...

My niece was about that age when her grandma paid for an introductory riding lesson. My brother often jokes about mom paying for one lesson and he had to pay for all the rest. My niece is a jockey today! You never know what may have been started this weekend! ~ Maureen

Karen said...

Great pictures....

And aren't you glad you let the _ _ _ get away?

Ruth Kelly said...

My daughter attended a girl scout camp for a week where they rode and learned to care for horses. It was a great experience.

Nellie said...

Love your poem, Diana!:)

Horses are part of our family, too. Country Girl has two, and her new husband also has two. He is manager of a riding stable! She once led trail rides and carriage rides at the B&B where she works (now the adventure coordinator).

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my I love the pics and that adorable poem you wrote!!! Made me smile today!
Great minds think alike when it comes to granite...quarried in Brazil and is 500,000,000,000 gazillion years old

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

So Sweet ~ looks like everyone has been having some fun adventures ~ I love the old homes in your past post.... I love seeing all the photos~ Have a wonderful week
{any news on that little boy who was have the testing on his leg?}


farmhouse-story said...

the kids must have had a great time! love your fun poem, diana:)

Lucille said...

Ahhh, Diana! You're so funny. I love your poem! At first, I thought I would find you riding on a horse. The girls look like they had a good time. Sweetcheeks was very brave to get on that horse. It's a big horse, so high off the ground!

Unknown said...

It looks like everyone had the best time. My daughter used to ride and had her own horse for ten years. She is still in love with horses, and helps her friend take care of a stable nearby in summer.

I am glad that Sweetcheeks was brave enough to ride and join in the fun.

Love your poem.


Mark said...

He wasn't really a "prince" after all, huh?

Sherry said...

Luv the poem! Unlike Sweetcheeks I never got over my fear of horses...I don't even know why I'm afraid of them. Bravo, to Sweetcheeks for overcoming her fear!

Anonymous said...

Oh, what fun to ride and brush the horses. Good for Sweet Cheeks overcoming her fear. Thanks for the giggles with the poem!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! Horse poetry...I think a picture is worth a thousand words! Enjoy your week!

My Dream Canvas said...

Lovely poem :-) Wish I had spoken to you before my trip. Missed that restaurant there! It really is a lovely place. Pity about your sink, you should go back :-) Thanks so much for the comments. I may not leave comments very often but I am so glad to have connected with you! hugs Anu

Debra from Bungalow said...

I love riding but haven't done much...wish I could ride more!

Donna said...

Dear Diana,

You are always so hilarious! Sweet Cheeks is braver than I.

Got on a horse once and did not like it. I was a skinny little thing (yeah - then, not so much now) and my bones had no padding, if you get my drift. I couldn't walk, sit, stand after the ride! I had to lay on the floor with my knees and lower legs on the couch - with an ice bag. Who's idea was it to go on a 10 - YES TEN - mile ride???

Sweet Cheeks, have a good time, and next time, wear a pillow in case they go fast!

Have a great week, Diana!


Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

How cute are they! I rode horses growing up and it brings back so many great memories. Enjoy the week!

Diana LaMarre said...

LOL. I took a big sip of wine before reading the poem and almost spit it out at the end!

I spent many a fine afternoon riding horses in my teen years. Usually I was all alone riding through the woods....just me and Queeny. Ah, the memories...

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Diana, Sweet Cheeks is adorable and so glad she took a chance on riding the horse. Looks like she had a great time. Loved the poem...

Hugs, Sherry

Unknown said...

Lol! I love the poem. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. So glad Sweet Cheeks was brave enough to give it a try. We had horses and ponies all while I was growing up but I was always very timid around them.

Gina said... your poem!

It looks like the girls enjoyed horseback riding. I wonder if Sweet Cheeks talked to her horse the whole time?

jessica said...

Haha!!! Love it :) Looks like you had a blast! It's been 500 years since I've been on a horse....well not really, but it's been a long time :)

Elaine said...

Hi--looks like a fun time for the girls.. Best to try something new when young I couldn't get mysef up on a horse today unless I had a step stool.. she will want a pony.

LANA said...

Adorable - why is it every little girl loves horses? Loved the poem - ha - very good. I've know a few of those myself!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That's too cute Diana!
And sweet cheeks sure looks cute on her horse!
What a fun activity for the girls!
Aren't you glad the East Coast got the snow and not us? LOL!

Debbiedoos said...

How fun, and funny Diana!~ I went riding once or twice when I was about sweet cheeks age. I still remember it fondly. Not sure I ever had the opportunity again or I think I would have!

Unknown said...

What a perfect weekend. I love this post!

Sue said...

How much fun that looks. I really regret not learning to ride a horse as a child. I would still love to, but I think I'm too afraid of breaking something now!


Who doesn't love horses, my little grands do too! Your little girl is adorable riding the horse and I can see the fun she's feeling. Great weekend, lovely post sweet friend.
Enjoy the new week too. I love your visits, you're so kind sweet friend.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Diana: Another funny story! She got up on that horse but don't you tell her that poem, let her believe as long as she can...Happy Monday..Judy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You made me laugh, I have dated a few of those princes myself! Good for Sweetcheeks, me I am still a little afraid of horses


Janet said...

Ok, isn't that about 3 butts in the past week or so?? LOL

The guy at the restaurant, the butt paste one and now the horse's butt??

You CRACK me up girl. LOL

I know that I can come here to visit you and always leave with a smile. You always have post titles that make your blog the first one to check out every day...

A speaking of post titles..I just saw Mr Ed the other night for the first time in years. It was funny. :)

Take care my friend, Janet W ((hugs))

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Funny, Diana! Sweet Cheeks is adorable and looks like she had a wonderful time!

Special 'K' said...

You are so funny! thank you for the laughs. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh how I've missed your witty poems, thanks for the laugh!!

5retired said...

Hi Diana, How sweet. I love the photos. Your poem was funny & it also made me laugh. I know you had lots of fun that day.
Hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

Another simply great post! And, that horse is beautiful from all directions - BuT the poem, priceless. (I love horses). Good brave one even, walking behind horses. I'm glad she was able to be brave and enjoy the time with them. They are majestic animals, aren't they?