Thursday, October 19, 2006

a cold ride

It was cloudy and cool when Cliff and I returned from our morning walk, and I decided a horseback ride was just the thing to get me out of my cloudy-day doldrums.  At forty degrees, I knew it would be a chilly ride, but I put on a stocking cap and got some gloves from Cliff.

By the time I was done grooming and saddling Blue, though, I forgot about the gloves I'd taken off and placed atop a post,  and didn't miss them until I was a mile down the road.  So I tried pulling my coat sleeve down over my left hand, which was holding the reins, and sticking my right hand in my pocket.

Farmer Steve drove up as I was riding on the lane leading to his fields, and said, "You sure picked a cold day to ride!"

"I know," I answered, "but it's only going to get colder in a couple days.  The bad thing is, I forgot my gloves."

Nothing would do but that I take the gloves he was wearing.  They were those cloth, woven kind that Cliff calls glove-liners, exactly like the ones I'd forgotten at home.  Except they were black with grease.

"Just throw them away when you get home," he said, and patted Blue on the nose.

I have to say I was glad to have the gloves, grease and all.

And you could say I stole another ride.


amy122389 said...

40 and cloudy?  That's the perfect weather for me!  My outside weather gauge says 86.  pfft...  and it's going to get colder there?!  Yep, I'm jealous....


marainey1 said...

I have those cloudy - day doldrums...but no horse ride so I'll just have to enjoy yours.  Glad you are able to get out, being stuck in an office isn't much fun.  Thanks for the ride, I enjoyed it and was just what I needed.
'On Ya' - ma

csandhollow said...

I sure would have liked to have gone with you!

trishaham said...

What a wonderful way to spend your morning. ( with exception of forgetting your gloves.) What a gentleman Farmer Steve is to have given up his gloves .

Have a good afternoon.


deshelestraci said...

I have been there before!  But it is almost always better on the back of a horse than anywhere else!

lanurseprn said...

That was nice of him to give you his gloves.  Made for a nicer ride, eh?
Have a good evening.

lanurseprn said...

oh I forgot to ask...when do you get your new colt?

tendernoggle said...

love ya,

dbaumgartner said...

How nice!!!!!

You have a great day.


magran42 said...

Small blessings, but blessings all the same.

schoolgal040 said...

Hello there~
What a great neighbor you have :). I bet those gloves were a blessing on your chilly ride.


madcobug said...

Good pictures and yes they look like it is getting colder. Glad the neighbor came along and gave you his gloves. It's gonna get around 40 here tonight. Helen

bgilmore725 said...

That's what is so great about living in the country! Neighbors take care of each other. The ride sounds delightful. I've ridden a horse only once in my life. I wish I had done it more as a kid, though. So I wouldn't be so fearful and tense now. But, I'm hear to thank you for commenting in my journal today, Donna.

rebuketheworld said...

LMAO...laughing when you wrote..I got another

...hey..that is way those little giving moments...grease and all...I say ride on...great entry! -Raven