It seems in the past week or so that my patience has been tested several times. Patience has always been hard for me to grasp but I think as I have gotten older that I have gotten much better at it. When I was younger I had no patience, but of course I relay that to the fact that I had people around me that liked to test my patience! Now, like I said, I am much better at it but I do still have my moments. I had a moment this past week and my family had a great time talking about it for a couple of days. We like to refer to them as “Johnny Walkup” moments because when I behave this way it is JUST like my father. I loved my father dearly but he was great at throwing a fit and getting pissed off and I too inherited this great quality from him. Lucky me!!
It was last week when I was trying to move the truck and trailer and two trees around our driveway were in the way. After trying to maneuver the rig for about 15 minutes, I lost it and cussed and screamed for about two minutes. Anne just stood there and then after my little fit she started dying laughing, which prompted me too as well. She said “Oh my God, you look just like dad” hahahahhaaa It was one of those moments that we are still laughing about. I only have about two a year now, last year I had one about the garden hose. Hahahah, Isn’t that stupid? So in honor of that moronic event last week, we decided to start teaching Anne’s young horse patience this week. Just as it is hard for me to learn, it is hard for Drifter too.
We tied them all up to the fence last night and just let them stand for about 45 minutes. My horses acted great but they have more experience in standing still and quiet. Drifter tried to paw his way to China at first but after about 20 minutes he got tired and stood like a champ. He was a very good boy last night. He will get the hang of it soon and know that he needs to calm down and just stand quietly. It takes time, let’s just hope it doesn’t take him 30 years like it has me!