Okay I have to admit I have no idea what that means but I get her point and last night I think Dad might have too. You see we were roping and Dad being an expert horseman didn't think his horse needed warmed up. After about the 6th Run Coop bucked and she buck hard. Dad was thrown and hit really hard. When I got to him he was just laying there looking up, shivering and jerking around. I really thought he was having some kind of seizer. My phone was at the roping chutes so I tried to get Dad's from his pocket but he kept fighting me. Finally I got it and called Mom. She got there as fast as she could but it seemed like forever. By the time she got there Dad was talking to me.
Turns out he got the wind knocked out of him pretty bad. We got Dad up and Mom ended our day in the roping chutes. She sent Dad to unsaddle his horse. Then we took the wraps off the steers and did chores.
Back at the house I hate to say this but Mom Lit Dad up. She told him that if he didn't want to admit he was getting older that was fine but it happens to everyone and it doesn't excuse him from setting a good example for Me. She said that from now on Dad is to warm that horse up no matter what. The fact is that Dad short cutted because it was cold out and at his age he didn't want to take the time to ride in the cold. And for that he got hurt. Mom says it is because Dad thinks he can handle the horse if she bucks but she also says he is getting to old to be doing it. Sadly the truth is he can't handle her and even I can see that.
Anyway, for those few minutes That Dad laid there, I was realy scared and praying as hard as I could for God to not let Dad be hurt. God answered my prayers. Today however Dad is very sore and we have been taking it kind of easy. I know that the cooler days make animals feel better and act up but I think Dad should have known that too. Growing older can't be all that easy but why can't Dad do like Mom does and just admit it. She tells me all the time that I have to do things cause I am an "young whipper-snapper and she is an old fart" and that she can't do what she used to .... LOL
Anyway, today was kind of easy going. Dad drove the tractor and worked the pond and I messed around doing just a little of this and a little of that. Mom worked this morning and then came home and tried to mail everything out but didn't get it done because today is Columbus Day and the post office is closed. After that she just went to cleaning ... Dad is kissing up to her but she is still giving him the evil eye ... LOL