Oh Ruby

Don’t take your love to town…

Can’t help it, always seem to end up singing Kenny Roger’s “Ruby” at my silly girl.
It’s such a nonsensical song to relate to a horse, but it’s easy to sing along to and easy to hum while brushing her.
*The song itself it not nonsensical, only the relating of it to a horse, lest anyone think I don’t get what the song itself is about…

My poor girl is due for a tail trim.
She has a matt the size of my forearm right in the center.
I am very sad that I have to trim it out, but nothing I have tried has come close to untangling it.
Thankfully, it should grow out enough in time for summer bug season.
However, I need to wait until Hubby is home so that I can do it…
As much as I love her, and as much as I trust her, she is still Ruby.
Which means I may very well trim that matt out without a single issue whatsoever.
I may also get booted into next week for it.

And so, tomorrow when the wind is calm, and I have 2 sets of extra hands, I’ll groom my brazen hussy within and inch of her life and then pick up the scissors and trim that pretty tail of hers.
While trying not to cry or die.

Wordless Wednesday…Jan. 15/20

It’s a Trace Adkins musical inspiration kinda day…

“But all I can do, is all I can do and I keep on tryin
And all I can be is all I can be and I keep on tryin
There’s always a mountain in front of me,
Seems I’m always climbin and fallin and climbin
But I keep on tryin”

Complete song here:

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Word of the Day Challenge for Complete.

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The Heart Rock

My hands were steady
My eyes were clear and bright
My walk had purpose
My steps were quick and light
And I held firmly
To what I felt was right
Like a rock

Cookie’s memorial stone

And sometimes late at night
When I’m bathed in the firelight
The moon comes callin’ a ghostly white
And I recall
I recall

Like a rock. standin’ arrow straight
Like a rock, chargin’ from the gate
Like a rock, carryin’ the weight
Like a rock

Like a rock, the sun upon my skin
Like a rock, hard against the wind
Like a rock, I see myself again
Like a rock

~ Bob Seger

Our musical inspiration today…
The amazing, and timeless, Bob Seger.

All Time Favorites

With this prompt and post, the Weekly Photo Challenge from The Daily Post is no more…

Since it’s the final installment of the Photo Challenge, the theme is
All Time Favorites, with an eye on sharing an all time favorite photo…
I can do that.
Favorite photo from a favorite session with a favorite edit of a favorite horse…

A little before…

The idea here was to make editing for a black background portrait as minimal as possible, so I walked her into the shelter, stood her where the light was the best on her face/side, handed off the lead rope to The Kid and stepped back…

It’s a lovely image as it is.
Of course, I’m biased because of that whole “favorite horse” thing. πŸ˜‰

But, a wee bit of time editing and it went from a lovely image to my favorite photo of her ever.


One day, I’ll have this image printed as large as I can afford…
This is one that deserves a special place on the wall.

And now, I have to wander off and find a new source of inspiration for those days when I just don’t know what to write.

Sharing for Thankful Thursday at Brian’s Home…

I’m thankful for the memories The Daily Post has helped me create, and the doors participating opened as I found new blogs to read and new folks dropped by.
I’m thankful for the new friends and old ones.
I’m thankful for life, for love, for my world and all those in it.

It’s a great day to be alive
I know the sun’s still shinin’
when I close my eyes
There’s some hard times
in the neighbourhood
But why can’t every day be just this good?
~ Travis Tritt


(A little musical inspiration for the day)