Pearl was first. She only lasted a couple of seconds before she threw in the towel.
Glenn was the next to ride Smokey. Glenn can tell you it is really hard to ride a horse who is biting your feet while your wife is chanting, "Eight seconds! Eight seconds!"
Sadly, he was no Luke Perry.
It was my turn to take on the tiny beast. Things were going okay until Pumpkin started messing with Smokey.
My mom thought it may be easier to ride Smokey with a lead rope. It was rocky from the start. Smokey wanted me off in a bad way. Finally he did a tricky maneuver and tossed me on my hip. Evidently my near death-by-pony was funny to certain members of my family.
Something was in the air that morning because all of the animals were feeling spry. Lotta, Pumpkin, and Smokey had a great time chasing each other around the pasture.
Oliver and Pearl first checked Leche for signs of pregnancy, then retired to an oak tree to hide from the crazy animals.
Moments later, Leche decided to join the children in the tree. It was ten seconds of sheer terror!
After all of the ruckus, it was time to make amends and go back to peaceful pasture life.