Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday encore ~ The Importance of Technique While Rolling, by Lucy

Welcome to Lucy's first online seminar. 
Today she will instruct us on proper rolling techniques to achieve maximum therapeutic results 
while looking one's best for the camera.

1. Find the proper spot to perform your roll. It must be free of all rocks and cacti. 
Dig around the spot with your hoof to ensure there are no sharp objects hiding below the surface. 
Roll your mouse between the margin and the photograph about 40 times, 
then you should be ready to roll yourself.

2. Bend all your legs simultaneously and gracefully plop to the ground.

3.  Flop over to your left.

4. Flop over to your right.

5. Repeat. 

6. Repeat. 

7. Repeat. 

8. Repeat. 

9. Repeat.

10. Rest.

If you performed step 1 above correctly, you, too, will be wearing a lovely shade of earthtone lipstick.

11. Stretch your front legs forward, making sure to keep one eye focused on the camera.

12. Stand up, get your balance, and look smug, knowing your back no longer itches
and that your body is covered with a layer of dirt to protect you from bugs.

Class dismissed.


  1. It never gets old. Such a talented instructor. And I do so love the lip treatment.

  2. Diane from NC7/14/12, 7:54 AM

    Carson, In all the photos you have posted, I just noticed the brand on Lucy’s shoulder. Where have I been? Just wondering if you know what it signifies and when she got it?

  3. I see Lucy was in the Navy!!! :) At least that's what I assume the anchor is for!!!

    Nancy in Iowa

  4. Is that an anchor brand on Lucy? is it a freeze brand? Sometimes it looks like donkeys are related to camels.

  5. how have i never noticed her brand before?!? when are you getting that tattoo? doesn't Justina also need some tattoo updates? wink wink ;)

  6. Love the one ear up, one ear down, I will have to watch Fonzie more closely to see if he can do that, I think it is a talent he does not have.

  7. Carol in N. Colorado7/14/12, 8:34 AM

    I love the way Lucy has one ear pinned back when she rolls one way, then the other ear is pinned. She is smug looking when she gets up that's for sure.

  8. Scroll to the bottom of this post for the scoop on Lucy's brand:

  9. Thanks for the link. I don't know how I missed that post. So, one more question: is Lucy a mammoth donkey?

  10. Many thanks Lucy. Applause, applause, applause. going outside now to practice.

  11. Haha, that first photo cracked me up :).

    I remember having a riding lesson at school on day when my horse (the leader) decided he had a reeeely itchy back and couldn't wait any longer. I jumped into the arms of my instructor, and she whipped the saddle of just in time for Mr Dudley to roll....then of course the rest of the line simple had to itch their backs too!

  12. I don't think I've ever seen another dappled donkey. I love everything about her.
    Very graceful demo Lucy.

  13. Question for Lucy: Is it equally important to have one ear facing the camera too? And can that be any ear? Will there be a follow up on the ear-coordination?

  14. Never noticed Lucy's brand before. Very cool :)