Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The Monster

I had a nice, long, funny, and entertaining post all written out last night. Guess what happened? Right - the Blogger Monster ate it!!! :-{

Oh well. Enough whining, I should just get to work and write it again. But I really do hate it when the server suddenly decides it really would rather not accept my post this time, thank you very much.


On the good side, I was finally able to take some photos of Mira last night! It's always hard getting everything organized, so that she is somewhat clean AND I have someone to help... I used the film camera (gasp!) so it'll be a few days before I get the pictures, but hopefully they'll turn out well. I did realize something funny though while we were taking the pictures...

I don't have many good pictures of me and Mira together, which kinda frustrates me. Sometimes I blamed it on having "non-horsey" help, because when I take pictures of her they tend to turn out a lot better, but I finally realized the dynamic of what is really going on.

When taking pictures of animals, as with humans, catching the right expression is a big part of getting good shots. With horses, the ears are a large part of their expression. Mira tends to think she only needs to focus on one person, me, and that she doesn't really need to worry about what everyone else is doing. Now, I do love the bond we have - not complaining about it at all! But what happens when someone else tries to take photos is, she will NOT perk her ears at them! She keeps her ears either flicking around, or pointed at wherever I am! Then, when I switch and have someone hold her for me, she looks right at me with her ears forward without me needing to cluck or anything. It is much easier to get decent pictures that way. Duh! Lightbulb moment for L...

Another side to the close bond one develops with their horse that nobody warned me about: One day I was walking down the road with Mira, and I saw this disgusting tarantula creeping jerkily along. Gaggg. Anyway, I sort of jumped sideways away from it, shook my head a little, and went "Eewww!" I really don't like tarantulas, and it was pretty much a reflex to jump, seeing it so close all of a sudden. Well, Mira spooked right along with me!!! I totally cracked up when I realized what had happened. :-D

Lesson learned: Be careful - if you're the leader, you can freak your horse out about anything and everything if you are not careful!


L

4 comments:

photogchic said...

It just shows how much trust she has in you as her leader. She is going to be scared when her fearless leader is scared. Consider it a nice compliment to you from Mira.

L said...

I do!!! I also laugh every time I think of it!

Aaron said...

You need to upgrade to the new Blogger template. It has an auto-save feature that does away with the frustration of lost posts.

L said...

Thanks for the comment!

I believe I do have the newer template - It might be my computer, but sometimes that little button that says "Auto-Save: saving now" will tell me "Auto-Save failed." Don't know why - it's weird...

I do appreciate advice on Blogger, since I haven't been blogging very long yet.