Cracking The Whip!

DSC_1795.JPGOur move to the outskirts of Ipswich has brought back memories for Andrew of his country roots.  Just before his birthday he mentioned to me that he had always wanted a stock whip.   I purchased one for him for his birthday.   When at the Ipswich Town and Country Centre, the sales attendant asked me what we intended to use the stock whip  for.  ‘Oh…. oh…… well we won’t be riding with it’ was my response while in my head picturing Andrew riding swinging his whip shouting ‘Ride like the wind Bulls Eye’.  I am sure I must have had a huge smirk on my face.  The sales attendant took a number of whips off the hooks, swung them strangely up the shop aisle before saying, ‘Yep this is the one, this will be great  to crack around the horses and cattle but not to ride with’.  So I nodded agreeing but thinking ‘yep sure thing, that’s exactly what we need for all the horses and cattle on our one acre’.  I didn’t dare inform the sales attendant  that we wanted it just to crack in the yard for fun and hang on the wall and look pretty!!

Andrew got a chance to break in the whip today…. I had to laugh.  I walked out the back and there is Andrew sitting on the saw horse cracking the whip – hilarious!! He mentioned tonight that he has a sore shoulder – even more hilarious!!!  Love you honey xoxo


6 thoughts on “Cracking The Whip!”

  1. Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up horsey
    Giddy up, giddy up, go go go
    Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up horsey
    Giddy up, giddy up, whoa whoa

    Next up, a nice pair of chaps!

  2. That is hilarious, suits you Andrew you just need to upgrade from the sawhorse to a real one. Man that brings back memories of my childhood of when we used to muster cattle on my uncle’s farm. A life time ago of riding boots, Acubra’s and yes a leather stock whip. I am still pretty fond of my RM’s today.
    Andrew do you remember when we went horse riding out near Mt Gravatt (I think) for Dallas’s bday one year. That was hilarious. One of these days Phil and I would love to go horse riding along the beach at Byron so we will count you in.

    LOL Tamxoxoxo

  3. At least you used the whip in earnest on a real horse. It was Mt Cotton, but I would love to go riding again some time. Maybe I can wear my RMs, Acubra, Driza-bone, and just carry the stock whip on my side.

  4. I can help you with the Driz-a-bone – choice of three- pristine coindition -no whips or Akubra hats. – You get the horse, I got the reinsters. (Eh um)

  5. That’s right it was Mt Cotton. Yep the outfit you have planned sounds good,hopefully it won’t be in the middle of summer though. I’m not sure if you recall Andrew but the horse Dad was riding was blind in one eye, the horse Phil was riding was really stubborn and it just wouldn’t budge, the horse I was riding kept trying to bite me or the other horses and I remember there was a horse one of the others was wearing that had a sun-protective hood because it was a pibald with a pink face and got sunburn really easily. It was like the riding school for all the misfit horses. You and Dallas must have been the only ones riding horses without any issues.

    Don’t know if you remember this either but Kyle was with us that day too and he had a bit of a soft spot for you. He kept asking us on the way there ‘Is that big boy going to be there?’ That is what he used to call you when he was little ‘the big boy’ – a bit like Ben calling Tomba, ‘Big Tom’.

    Ah the memories…xo

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