Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Who's the tough cowgirl now?

Yea, that's right. It's me. Uh huh. I rode bareback tonight for the first time. Yee haw! Even trotted and loped a bit in the arena. No, it wasn't Cimara. I will have to tell you more about Cimara a little later but I rode the barn owner's horse (while Cimara was being trained a bit). I hopped on bareback and off we went. Okay, so I slipped and did a little sliding which was followed by uncontrollable laughter and giggling. Lol! Then we all laughed.

It's small things like this that make life enjoyable. Yes, even the smallest and silliest of things. Laughter IS the best medicine. Always remember that. :)

21 comments:

Anya said...

Yes Michelle
your words are so the truth !!!

(@^.^@)

LuLu Kellogg said...

The little joys in life, right? :)

LuLu~*xoxo

Laura said...

Riding bareback is the best feeling, you really learn to find your seat and what true balance really is. As a teenager that is the only way I ever rode but now that I am older I am not so limber.
Glad you had that great experience.

yoli said...

nice blog

Heather said...

wow you're so brave! i can't even imagine what that would be like. i've never ridden a horse with a saddle so riding without one would be a disaster for me, lol.

Lisa said...

Michelle,
You are the original cowgirl! I love your adventurous spirit!

Sophie said...

I agree!

Waw,...you are so brave, girl!

Randi Troxell said...

yeeee-haaaw!!!

u go girl!!!!!!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Wow! I've never ridden bareback and would be quite intimidated! Good for you!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Kathleen said...

Get along little doggie, yee haw and yipee-I-A! You are a brave girl, a real cow girl. Hugs, Kathleen

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh wow! You rock!

It was cream cheese icing. My dad calls everything gravy--tomato sauce, ketchup, mayo, miracle whip, gravy gravy, icing...

Rue said...

Yay for you! Sounds like so much fun!

fairmaiden said...

How fun! You are so lucky to get to ride horses all the time.

I wish I could work for Country Living!!! I need a job...been applying here and there. After 15 yrs. of Home educating my children it is hard to know what to do now. I want to remain home but with hubby losing his job, I need to try and help out. (he's still working but it's not enough to pay the bills and he is promised to get his job back when the Company picks up more work)

Do you regret leaving your job at Crabtree and Evelyn? To be right there on the seashore...what a dream. I was so excited to find the store in Santa Rosa because all the ones in my area closed down.

Chrissy said...

You are soooooooo right!! Thanks for your sweet note,your awesome!! 0x0x

Oregon Equestrian said...

"Magnificent" music! ;-)

Did you have "bareback butt" when you got off? That telltale furry "high water" line on jeans/breeches.

Jaeve + Things said...

so true. small things, the details, that's where the secret of happiness is. happy new year to you!

About Me... said...

I really enjoyed visiting your blog...the kitties, the horses, the decor...all of it. I've added you to my blog list and will return to visit you. Happy Trails, Shery J

Caroline said...

Too right you are!

And trying new things, being open to life, which is something you certainly never are afraid off.
Long may you be an inspiration to us all!

jen said...

Ain't that the truth!!!

xo,
jen

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh well done, my daughter has just started doing that too.

Was just catching up on some previous posts, just adore your bro's cats, that was so funny with them sitting on each other! What a great apartment!
xxx

TeresaR said...

Hooray for Michelle!!! High five!!!

Big hugs!