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Last year, for the Royal Wedding, I jumped up on Pepsi, grabbed a flag and pottered around her paddock for a bit. Y'know, just because I could. Mum took some photos and it was cool.

This year, it occured to me - slightly late - that the Jubilee was another opportunity to do some ridiculous postering. Huzzah! This time we went out into the fallow field with the idea of doing some running around.

Last year, Pepsi merely tolerated the flag; she was a bit uncertain about the sound it makes when the wind grabs hold of it, which is why I never went above walk. Or left the safety of her little paddock, haha. This year, my sense of self preservation abandoned me.

Mum approached with the flag furled, and Pepsi immediately went on the alert - ears pricked, nostrils distended, muscles set ready to go. She snorted a bit, I soothed her, she got over it. Then I took the flag, still furled, and we repeated. I moved it around above her and either side of her head, and when she was oki with that I unfurled it and let the wind blow it. She was fine so we did some walkabout then stopped.

"There," I said to Mum, "isn't she good?"
Just as the wind grabbed the flag and Pepsi, who had been grazing, suddenly found her head completely engulfed in fabric. Did she move an inch? No. She just stood there until I moved it.

The entire thing had taken no more than 10 minutes for her to accept that this was just another bizarre quirk from her deranged owner. Ha! My mare is an excellent, excellent pony.

Anyway, photos.

XD I look like such a knobhead, but it's a good photo despite that. Love Pepsi's expression. She's like, "Dude, whatever, just get on with it so I can go back to eating grass..."

Mum wanted me to lean forward and pretend that we were charging. The first charge, Pepsi took advantage and threw in this massive bronc; which I not only managed to sit but kept hold of the flag and rode out the other side of, hahaha. Laughed my head off. Love this photo 'cause I'm grinning like an idiot and Pepsi has her ears forward too.

This was just after the bronc, haha. XD

And a naughty tiny bunny hop! These two bucks were the only things she did wrong.

Just to illustrate how good my pony is. I was changing hands and the wind blew the flag under her belly, then around her back legs. She just stood there...

LOVE this photo. My faithful steed and I head home...


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 17th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
You and Pepsi are unquestionably the awesomest team and I think you might be the awesomest human.
Jun. 18th, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
Love these!
Jun. 18th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
You guys are so awesome XD These are great shots!!
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