Monday, January 23, 2012

Horse Sledding

What do you do in Iowa on a snow day?

You find a sled and a lariat (or any long rope will do) and...

 you go sledding....



 behind a horse of course!


 I think the kids love this more than a big hill.  One winter (before kids) we took the horses out in a field beside our house and let 'em rip!  Talk about a rush, lol!  My uncle got in on the fun, too. The image of him tucking and rolling across the snowy corn rows will live with me forever.  I can still hear him laughing all the way across the field, ha ha ha ha ha woooaaaaahhhh!!!!

One time we hitched up the team and drove them to town.  We picked up people as we went around town, the more the merrier, right?!  We found an old car hood and tied that to the back of the wagon.  That was the reasonable thing to do when we needed more room than what was on the wagon, right?

Have I ever mentioned we're just a little redneck? 


 There's nothing like flying on a saucer behind your favorite equine!  This is Shadow, by the way.  He is my hubby's horse.  Shadow is now 22 years old and has been in the family since he was born.  Well, with hubby anyway.  :o)  All 3 of our kids have learned to ride on him.  He is priceless. 


Good Times....Good Times






34 comments:

  1. Love it! Just shared it on my FB page! My kids would have a blast! Thanks for sharing at my party!

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    1. I wish all kids could have a chance to do this, it's so much fun! Thanks for sharing my post!

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  2. Great!! The simplest things bring the most pleasure...thanks for sharing the pics & tales!

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  3. That looks like so much fun, Priceless moments!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments!!

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  4. Oh how fun!!! Thanks for stopping by Take Six!

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    1. It is sooo much fun :o) Thanks for stopping and leaving a nice comment!

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  5. This looks like sooooo much fun! Such great pictures and memories for sure :)

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  6. Oh this looks like soo much fun! My kids would love it. We don't have snow in where I live in GA. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. I wouldn't mind no snow! :o) In all reality, though, I grew up here in the snow and would probably miss it. ( a litte, lol!) Thanks for the comment!

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  7. Ha ha, what fun! My horses would freak out! SHadow is a good boy.

    Thanks for linking w/ Rural Thursday!

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    1. Shadow is a very good boy :o) I have a paint who is 17 that is an old faithful, too. I don't know what we'd do without the old boys. So glad you stopped by to say hi! I just found Rural Thursday today and so glad I did. I am also loving your blog! :o)

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  8. what fun! can't say i've ever done that before, good thinkin!

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    1. It's a blast, if you get a chance you have to do it!

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  9. That looks like so much fun! I'll bet the kids had a blast! :)

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    1. It is sooo much fun! Thanks for stopping by Candy!

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  10. Holy Moosepoops, does that bring back memories for me...we used to do that when I was a kid...:)JP

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    1. LOL! That's funny! I'll bet those are great memories that came back :o) Thanks for coming over!

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  11. If you call that redneck, then sign me up. Even I would love a ride on an old car hood!

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    1. After writing about it, I got the itch to do it again. It's been a few years. Not enough snow this year though. Maybe next year...... I gotta keep the tradition with my kids, right?! Thanks for coming by!

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  12. What fun....I would love that myself!

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    1. Thanks for coming by for a visit :o) It is so much fun and I wish everyone could do it at least once. Brings back the kid in ourselves!

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  13. This is priceless and so special! I've never ridden a saucer behind a horse but now, I think I'd like to!

    Thank you so much for sharing with Rural Thursday! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I am so glad I found your blog today! I found a few other great blogs thru your Rural Thursday! It's been fun and I'll be a regular :o) Now go find a horse and saucer! Lol!

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  14. Now that looks fun, fun, fun!
    http://theredeemedgardener.blogspot.com/

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    1. I cannot describe how fun it is :o) Thanks for coming by!
      PS: I love your blog! I will be using some of your gardening info this spring!

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  15. Priceless, indeed! What a good horse.

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    1. Shadow is an irreplacible part of our family. Every memory with him is priceless :o) Thanks for coming over to visit my blog!

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  16. what fun!

    love those wonderful shots and thanks so much for sharing!

    happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you! I wish I had a nice camera so I could get some really really good shots. Maybe someday :o) I've been using my phone for pics because it's so handy, but not such good pictures. I would love to capture more expression. Great pictures on your blog!

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  17. That's my kinda fun!!! Thanks for stoppin' and visitin'!

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    1. Thank you for stoppin' and vistin' :o) I just love your horse, Colt. Nice, very nice! It's so fun to watch them play and run around, isn't it?! By the way, Colt was one of the names I had picked out for my youngest son before he was born, lol! I love that name! He ended up being Cody, which fits him well :o)

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