Monday, May 17, 2010

Teaching Deets to ride bareback

Me: Deets, you've got to stay centered and don't grip with your legs.



Me: It's ok to grab onto George's mane if you start to lose your balance,
but don't be digging your claws into his skin, got it?




Me: Now what did I just say about those claws? And this isn't a trick riding lesson.
Turn around and face the right way.



Deets: But the view is better in this direction.



George: Are you ready? I'm going to start walking toward the gate.



Deets: This really is pretty simple. I don't know why both of you
are making such a big deal over it.



George: Hang on. I've got an itch.




George: Oh, look. A blade of grass that I missed earlier.


Deets: Geez, George, you're so freakin' slow. Call me when you're ready to trot.

28 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Carson, that post/pictures were simply THE best! George is so calm having a cat on his back, and Deets seems right at home, even backwards! HA!

    Did you put Deets up on George or does he occasionally go there himself to check out the view?

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  2. This was a fun trip and I love that you caught the dismount!

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  3. Oh my Daisy would so love a ride like that....and he could be as slow as he would want to be...she is never in a hurry, except for food.
    Love all your pics.

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  4. That is one of the funniest stories yet! Deets is incredible! And George is so cool, to let him ride...

    Nancy in Iowa

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  5. Great pictures. Deets seems to be an impatient rider, George is a good sport.

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  6. What a funny series, 7MSN! Great shots!

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  7. Awesome pictures. That one of Deets between those big ears? Priceless! This made me smile big and laugh out loud. Thank you!

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  8. The third picture should be on the annual burro bros calendar. Loved this series of shots. Good job!

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  9. At least one of those must go into your 2011 calendar. :)

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  10. Ride 'em, Kitty!
    Best always, Sandr

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  11. Nancy in NC5/17/10, 6:56 AM

    You rule the blogging world in my humble opinion! Great set of shots. Like Pat, I'm wondering if you set him up there or if he does it by himself.... I love George!

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  12. How very cool! Your animals never cease to amaze doing things that you'd never imagine they would. But they are in a magical place, so it only stands to reason...

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  13. Thanks for the morning smile. What awesome shots!

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  14. Love those pictures.
    Anytime a person can look at something and just smile--that is such a good thing. We have too many serious stuff in our lives. Thank you

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  15. Good Donk George!!! Classic photos ... I just loved it.

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  16. Deets looks like a king!

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  17. Too cute! And that last photo literally almost made me dizzy! Goodness. Very cool photo, though. Care to explain how you took it or what your camera settings were?

    Cabin Fever in Vermont

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  18. HA!! When My husband And I scrolled down to the third photo...and you mentioned something about his claws and facing the correct way...we both lost it in peels of sweet laughter!
    Thanks for the gorgeous views of endearing animal personalties!
    KK and BH

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  19. I LOVE that those two hang out together like that!!!!!!

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  20. I had a tea cup poodle that loved to ride on anything moving! It could be on the quad, on horseback or in the truck. Her favorite place seemed to be in the saddle with me riding the trails! She'd sit up front and rest her paws on the saddle horn pretty as you pleased. I miss that old dog now that I think about it.

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  21. Well, that was *great* photos! George is such a sweet and gentle guy, and Deets ... I mean, he just owns the world. Even though it's hard to pick a favourite, the two of them in the third picture are something else!

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  22. They look so comfy with each other. I could feel the sun.

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  23. This is the absolute best!! I just love it!! Deets is one brave kitty!!

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  24. based on the first picture - George did not look too happy - I thought this might be one of those series that needed the hillbilly music. But oh goodness.....isn't George the most patient and kind. And I guess Deets really does think he's in charge of it all!
    So...did Deets hop up there on his own and does he do it frequently?

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  25. I love #3...with them both looking in different directions perusing their kingdoms.

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  26. LOL, LOL....These are just precious pictures of precious friends. LOVE that you captured this as you did, even Deets leaving....Dear as can be.

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  27. Wow! Just amazing Deets on George!

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  28. I love this post! Deets and George are just too cute together.

    Yup, we're gonna miss that boy alright.

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