Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyful Kwanza, or Seasons Greetings! Whatever you’re celebrating this time of year, Luc and I wish you all the best. We hope that 2015 is full of hope, happiness and a whole lot of horses!
Fun was definitely the theme this week. Well, more so for me than Luc. I think the only fun he had during our escapade was when he got a mountain of treats for putting up with my antics. Oh yes, my sister Jen and I tormented the poor beastie. We made him wear a Santa hat and pose for photo after photo after photo. And yes, I dressed to match.
Since it was a delightfully snowy yet mild day, I decided to take advantage of the beautiful winter backdrop and stage a photo shoot. We decked Luc out in his festive wear, first attached to his halter, then his bridle. I donned a Santa helmet cover and decided to take Luc out for a romp bareback in the snow.
This is not the first time I’ve ridden Luc bareback, but with how amped up he was before I got on I was beginning to think it might be the last. Thankfully he settled after a few minutes and I did not end up in the snow – which looks soft and fluffy, but wasn’t piled high enough to offer much in the way of a nice landing. We didn’t do anything more than walk around – and pose for about a million photos.
After my 10 minutes of fame was up, it was time for Jen to get on. Click, click, click! Her ride resulted in hundreds of more photos. Then we did a group shot with Jen, Luc, me and my mom’s dog Bernie. Unfortunately, Bernie does not care for Luc (or any horse for that matter), and ran off terrified before we could get too many photos. At least he escaped the Santa hat!
Then my mom, who is notoriously skittish around horses, decided she wanted a turn. We talked her out of getting on bareback, and instead settled for a nice series of photos of her holding Luc. It was exactly how I wanted to spend my Saturday, and a great way to kick off the holiday festivities. What could be better than enjoying time with my family (four-legged and two-legged)?