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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Horseback Riding Lessons | We Made It

We left the horse barn before the downpour started and we survived another crazy day at our barn.
They have been warning us, Southern Californians, about an impending storm front. Today, we could all feel it. It had surrounded us. The air was totally still and the clouds rolling over our heads kept growing thicker and darker. Humans and other animals were on edge. The humans were already freaking out because they knew they wouldn't be able to get horseback riding lessons for the rest of the week and probably longer. The rest of the animals, well we could all feel something in the air, but we didn't know what it was, so we were all acting a bit bananas.
At first, some of the doggies gathered in the middle of the ring to observe the horseback riding lessons better.
Middle of the Ring: Dogs, A Child, Horses...The Works!

My sissies and I are not allowed in the ring. We do have the strictest parent at the horse barn, but I'm not complaining. I get it. If I get stepped on, ka-splat! Flattened like a stepped on cockroach, the end, it's over, no more Twink-love. We do get to observe from the sidelines though and despite my maturity and understanding, I get frustrated.
Here's a short video that summarizes it all; the crazy horses, nutty dogs, and the subtle laryngeal sounds escaping my tiny throat. ¡Ay, Chihuahua!
The Evidence

After her horseback riding lessons, on five horses(!), Sister D, my equestrian sibling, seemed at last satisfied. She was getting ready for our departure as the temperature dramatically dropped. Momma stuck Frankie and me under her winter coat. Linguini began to shudder. The first drops of rain started to fall. We had had a great day and we were all going home relatively dry and in one piece.
After all the running around and the cold weather, there was only one thing left to do.
Chi Pile

I won't be going to see my friends for at least a week. I may not even go for hikes for that long. Perhaps I should take on a different sport. Agility comes to mind, but when I think of the teeter...I get weak at the knees.
Hope y'all had a great weekend!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm sure woo will khome up with SOMETHING!


Frankie Furter said...

Gee Twinkie, did you trade in your Flea collection for the Dog Pile thingy. I think you could win with THIS Pic. Maybe not for quantity butt QUALITY for sure. I'm just sayin'. hehehe.

The OP Pack said...

We heard you have some pretty bad weather coming in. Too bad about not being able to get to the barn, but do stay safe.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

houndstooth said...

Stay warm, safe and dry! Looks like you got a workout today!


Jazzi said...

well..least you had fun today and didnt get squished like a pancake. lol

and you look all snuggy warm in the car. Have fun with the rain and dont send it my way ok?


Mack and Sally Ann said...

I glad you had a fun day today. You must be careful with those big non-dogs. If they step on you, then you will be a flat doggie.
Sally Ann

Lorenza said...

Rainy days are not funny. I hope you don't get lots of rain!
I loved your video!
I guess it is better to stay away from those horsies!
Kisses and hugs

Deborah said...

I would be way too nervous to let a sweet little pup like you run near the horses. It gives me the chills! I guess you showed him who was boss though! Kindof like Mr. Chips and Smokes, but 1000# lighter! Great video!

Life With Dogs said...

You look seriously worn out! My first Chi pile post find so far this week. :)

JackDaddy said...

Oh my goodness - that's a big pile of dogs. I hope everyone smells good! :)

kissa-bull said...

do you have room for me in that pile???
it looks mighty comfy
the brinkster

Martha and Bailey said...

Our mum reckons she will swap us for you guys - you take it so much less room on the back seat - apparently!!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Sonic said...

Wow... just like... wow. That's so awesomely awesome that I just don't know what to say.

I mostly ride in the passenger seat on Momma's lap, but I might ask for that big comfy setup you have in the back seat!


Matilda said...

Hi Twinkie!
Thank you for visiting my blog!
Wow you are running running runnig!
Take care!

BRUTUS said...

Quadrupeds everywhere!! Mom used to have horses (our old Duncan got kicked pretty good when he was a puppy), glad she'd got that out of her system now!! Looks like the dogs were making sure the horses got their exercise - but who was chasing who?? We dogs are better off I'd say - our equine cousins can't home home and cuddle on the couch like we can- HA!

Brutus the Frenchie

K9friend said...

I'd need to join the puppy pile, too, after such a busy day!

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Dear me, stay away from those horses, your Mum is right!
Bet your storm was fantastic to watch, we sometimes have storms and watch the lightening flashing across the sea.
Look at you both, so warm and snuggly, ahhh.
Wags and kisses, Dinah Bridget and Elliot xx

Madi and Mom said...

What fun you all had run step to step with that big wonder you are tired.
We are glad you got all the work done before the rains came.
Madi and Mom

Stella, Gunther & Betty said...

Holy horse crap Twink! Forget about the horses in the ring, what about the one with the fancy red flash dance leg warmers that had to bunny hop to avoid smashing you on the outside??? Ay Caramba little Chiquita... you better watch where you're going before you're turned into a tortilla!

Whew, we're tired now just watching your video. And we're lazy from laying in front of the big floor heater cause of the rain and stuff.

Big hugs and kisses,

Remington said...

You almost got kicked! That was scary! You sure have a lot of adventures! No wonder you get so tired....

KB said...

I'm glad that you beat the storm. You look so snuggly in a pile in the back of the car. Lucky dogs. Hopefully, you'll get out again sooner than you expect!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello twinkie its dennis the vizsla dog hay thank yoo for stopping by the mango minster flyball turnamint!!! hay yoo mite be abel to play flybal the bals come in all diffrent sizes and on my other teem i eeven hav a beagle dachshund miks hoo rayses with me!!! ennyway the rain has arrived as predikted so i am lying low until it passes us by!!! ok bye

The Thundering Herd said...

Hope you are staying safe and dry there!

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