Wednesday, February 7

Horsin' Around

To clarify, Anna didn't have any rude comments on HER blog, just me. You know how I bring out the freaks!! HA. BUT she got weirded out by the comments left on my blog. BUT when all is said and done, I think she will keep her blog going, right Anna?

I've heard just about all the stereotypes of Texans. One being that we all ride around on horses. I have always thought that was funny, because WE have never owned horses and I have lived here all my life.There ARE horses in the outskirts of town. (I am making my town sound so Poe-Dunk, it really isn't)

We had just finished taking Avery to her weekly Bible Study, driving past some horses.(7 total) Jude about threw a fit to see them, so I pulled over and rolled the window down. While sitting there I started wondering if they would eat out of our hands. I got out and grabbed a bunch of grass and held it out to these horses that were about 20-30 feet away. THEY STARTED WALKING TOWARDS ME!!! I immediately got the 3 other kids out of the car (Poor Avery missed the whole experience) and told them to grab some grass and feed them.

So we spent about 30 minutes feeding these horses on the side of a country road. IT was SO cool. Even Jude was brave enough (I mean these horses must look HUGE to him) to feed them. It was the highlight of my day. Just watching the kids feed these huge animals and pet them, SO AWESOME!!

Next week we are going to stop BEFORE Bible Study so that Avery can partake in the activity. I can't wait. AND next time I WILL have my camera ready!!


  • Awww thats awesome! We had several horses for years when I was a kid...and I miss it sometimes. We even got to stay home from school if one was having a baby! It was serious business I tell ya! Horses are amazing creatures!! I bet that was such a neat experience for your kids! There are alot of sterotypes on Texans..I think more than any other state.

    Oh, and I'm still undecided on my blog. We'll see. =)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:31 PM  

  • Awwww!!! How sweet! I know Hudson would be right there with Jude in feeding those horses. He has no fear concerning animals. (which can be bad too) ((he thinks all dogs are his friends)). YES, you have to get some pictures next time!

    OH...and as for the bully on your blog. I think we can learn from Avery in this situation. Pray for him/her and his/her parents. :) She is such a sweetheart!

    By Blogger Allison, at 8:32 PM  

  • awww what a great idea and good experience! When we went to TN a few yrs back we went horse back riding it was soo much fun! Hope we can do it again soon...

    By Blogger palmtreefanatic, at 8:38 PM  

  • That sounds like it was fun. Growing up in NY city the only places I seen a horse was in the park and usually with a copy on top of it. Can't wait to see the pictures. I'm glad you haven't given up blogging and I hope anna doesn't either.

    By Blogger Just Being Me, at 9:10 PM  

  • I can just imagine Jude feeding those horses. I bet they seemed huge! Can't wait to see the pics from the next time you go!

    By Blogger Sarah, at 9:44 PM  

  • What a sweet moment. Can't wait to see pics of the kids feeding the big old horses.

    By Blogger Tasha, at 9:58 PM  

  • Those pictures will be PRICELESS! I can't wait to see them!

    By Blogger Amber, at 9:59 PM  

  • that is so cool, our neighbors across the street from us has horses and my kids love them(this is sort of odd but there is a farm across the street from our house but we live in town not in the country ??) I can't wait to see pics.
    ANNA Please keep blogging, I loved your blog.

    By Blogger KC, at 10:34 PM  

  • That's awesome!!!

    I tried to access Anna's blog the other night and couldn't. I'm glad she said the thing about not knowing how to invite people. I thought, "Man! Just when I thought I was in with the cool crowd I get locked out!!!" :D

    I'm thinking of changing all my kids' names to something different. I don't know what I'd do with all the old posts, but oh well.

    Today I noticed my blog had my first and last name on it!!! I tried to take it off, and I think I was successful. How did that happen, and how long has it been there? I wouldn't have known except I found out someone googled my name and it came to my site! ACK! Scary. Very.

    On another topic...the editor who liked my writing has written for sitcoms!!! Woo hoo. I'm shoving open a door and wedging my foot in. You'll be taking home the clothes in no time!!! Woo hoo! Hollywood, here we come!

    By Blogger Flawed & Disorderly, at 11:36 PM  

  • Oh my daughter would be jealous. She's been in love with horses for years and swears someday she'll have a farm with LOTS of horses.

    I tried finding the comments you were talking about but you must have taken them off, sometimes the rude ones are at least amusing in a "how can someone say that?" kind of way :)

    That's nice that you didn't trash the commenters though, I've seen that where bloggers rip apart rude comments which seems wrong to me. Stooping to their level and all that.

    By Blogger scribbit, at 11:49 PM  

  • What a fun story! I can't wait to see photos on the next encounter!

    By Blogger Liam's Mom - Gina, at 1:58 AM  

  • I grew up in KY so I ahve heard alot of stereotypes as well Nicole. I can actually ride and I just love it. It is a real confidence builder to be able to work in tune with such a magnificient creature no matter how young.

    I am so sorry that you had trouble with comments. I know that was probably hard to see.

    By Blogger Anna, at 2:24 AM  

  • I use to have a horse when I was younger but I always felt bad riding it. Thought it must be hurting its back. I would love to see the photos next time.

    By Blogger Kim's Life, at 3:36 AM  

  • Anna we miss your Blog

    By Blogger Kim's Life, at 3:37 AM  

  • That sounds like a blast! My kids love the 4-H fair with all the animals, I especially love seeing the horses. They are so huge! And beautiful.

    Have a good time next week seeing the horses.

    By Blogger busybusymomma, at 8:27 AM  

  • That sounds like fun! I, too, have lived my whole life in Texas and have been asked about living on a ranch and riding my horse to school. I have to explain that I'm a city girl and don't own a horse, much less ride one to school!

    By Blogger mom of 2, at 8:35 AM  

  • My sister in law lives about three hours from us and their neighbor has a horse. We love to walk across the street and feed him carrots - he LOVES it and so do we. I just love the way their faces feel and he's so excited yet so gentle and nice to us all.

    I'd hate to have to clean up horse poop though, dogs are bad enough! :-)

    By Blogger sari, at 9:34 AM  

  • fun fun! Next time you should bring some carrots... just make sure the kiddos hold their hands out flat so the horses don't take a finger too... not to scare you! My husband just grew up with horses (in East Texas).

    Glad Anna is going to keep blogging!

    By Blogger Lisa, at 11:24 AM  

  • That is so cool! I love horses. I didn't get the chance to ride much but when I did I was in heaven!!

    That is so cool your kids got to feed them.

    By Blogger DraMa, at 12:00 PM  

  • I just tried to go to Anna's blog and it says that hers if for invited guests only!!! Then I tried yours...and for some reason you have 2 posts that didn't show up on my bloglines!! What the heck!!!! What where the comments in reguards too? I don't even remember what her last post was about!!! Geesh, I'm going to be very sad. Is she only inviting family??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:42 PM  

  • we had horses growing up and we are going to eventually get horses here for the girls. I love them!
    us Canadians know about stereotypes.....when we were teenagers we went down south USA and when people were told we were from Canada some asked where that was!and some asked if we lived in igloos and drove dog sleds!!

    By Blogger Lala's world, at 2:35 PM  

  • How awesome is that? I love to watch horses.

    By Blogger momto3blessings, at 2:56 PM  

  • I love love LOVE horses. I moved from NC and I used to have a horse and plenty of places to put one there. Now in Texas it is nothing but CITY. I live in DFW and smack in the middle of it for that matter. I dream of having a horse again!

    By Blogger Tasha, at 3:31 PM  

  • My niece rode a horse for the first time this weekend. She had such a good time.

    By Blogger Ame, at 5:09 PM  

  • Wow...You're brave! Even though I grew up in Oklahoma, and around many farms I'm kind of chicken when it comes to livestock! Once those horses started stepping in my directon, I probably would have screamed, threw the grass at them, and ran back to my suburban. What a good example I would have been to my children...hehehe

    By Blogger marykathryn, at 5:44 PM  

  • Hi Nicole....okay I thought I posted a REALLY long comment, but maybe it was all a dream...hehehe So Im gonna give it another whirl.

    I was just gonna say that we live in the country but we have always felt the upkeep of a horse was just too much work. But they are so beautiful!!

    BTW...your comment that you left on my blog about wondering if maybe DeWalt Batteries and Chargers were SPECIAL in this part of the country, made me and my husband chuckle heartily!!

    By Blogger Trina, at 6:12 PM  

  • I have been trying to comment all darn day!
    Horses are GREAT! When I was little we lived inthe guest house of one of the largest horse farms in Arkansas... I( would feed them a carrot every morning before school... I say "A" carrot becasue my mom would only give me one... so they had to share!

    By Blogger Lindsay, at 6:17 PM  

  • That's great about the horses. I try to point them (and the cows) out to the kids everytime I see them, b/c I know with urban sprawl, they won't be around here much longer. :-(

    I noticed that Anna's blog went invite-only and I can't say I blame her. I hope she'll keep blogging, though (and perhaps send me an invite via my blog?). Miss you, Anna.

    Sorry for hijacking, Nicole. I love your blog, too.

    By Blogger Elle*Bee, at 6:25 PM  

  • I was wondering about Anna's blog! Well, I hope all goes well with her and she continues to blog, if only for herself and her close friends.

    And that sucks that you got a troll. I just don't get people...

    By Blogger Tracey, at 6:31 PM  

  • Hey how wonderful to be able to pull over and feed the horses. Bet you know city girl like us never get a chance to do that ;) We have to visit the Zoo to do that LOLz.

    By Blogger Shionge, at 8:22 AM  

  • I love horses! I grew up on a farm with horses, and I loved having them and taking care of them. What a cool memory for your kiddos, especially if you can do it again!

    By Blogger L-Girl, at 6:14 PM  

  • I love it when moms take time out to do things like this with their kids....we are all so busy in our lives...and you have showed us to slow down and feed the horses....I think its great.....looking forward to the pictures.

    By Blogger Jen, at 3:59 PM  

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