Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Today I am the Rootin Tootin Wednesday guest over at Doug's Waking Ambrose. Quite the privilege. Please head over and check it out; it is sure to be a wild and zany time, considering I am the guest! The word of the day is sidesaddle! Very suiting.

Riding an American Saddlebred carrying the American Flag... how patriotic!

Two Pinto Half Arabians from the same training stable win Regional Champion and Reserve in Ladies Half Arabian Western Sidesaddle. Go team!

Here's a Friesian for Barngoddess! Hope you like to groom!

Again, last night sirens woke me up. More tornadoes jumped around very close to home. That makes 5 tornado producing severe thunderstorms from March 13 (before Spring). Geesh. And we are only getting started!

Head over to Shayna's to see some mind candy. Some of my favorite peeps made her list! Including the still blushing Patriotic Cowgirl. Can't wait to meet her for karaoke and beer!

Pia is making the news everywhere! They know a good thing when they see it, but I am a bit miffed at how they spin things. But that's the media for ya.


Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I'm here via Doug's site.
It's good to meet you!
I haven't ridden many horses in my life, and when I did, they were old mares.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

Jamie Dawn - Hello! Welcome to my crazy abode!

Horses are like fine wine - the older they get, the better they are!

10:55 AM  
Blogger The Village Idiot said...

you know, it seems that sirens are going off an awful lot down in your neck of the woods. I personally prefer huge volcanic eruptions i.e. Mt St Helens, and earthquakes.

glad you are surviving the tornadoes

11:36 AM  
Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Hi again Cowgirl,I had to come and admire some more pictures :-)

Do you ever go to shows in Alberta, say Spruce Meadows? If you ever do, please let me know and I'll find a way to come and meet you!!

11:52 AM  
Blogger avereragebusinessman said...

You take care out there.

I'm not very " in the know"when it comes to horses. There are a lot of horse farms around here in central Maryland. We have two good size horse farms on our raod and the neighbors directly acrosse the street show horses. My almost three year old love to go pet the ones across the street but so far no horse riding.

11:59 AM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

VI - Blasted tornadoes! But I prefer them over volcanoes and earthquakes.

Kyahgirl - I have been to Spruce Meadows before, because my dad's RR supports some of the hunter/jumper shows there. But I don't normally show there...but I would jump at the chance to try to meet you the next time I am in Canada!

Averagebusinessman - I'm trying. So far I am ahead in the tornado department, the house is still standing.

I will tell you what a wise friend of my dad's told him, "Horses are cheaper than rehab." If she likes it, and wants to ride someday, let her. Even if it is a lesson a week. Because horses are fantastic motivators for getting good grades and not getting into trouble. Plus, there is nothing better than a bunch of horse crazy kids hanging out at the barn!

I sound like a walking advertisement! GO ME!

12:15 PM  
Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

I just read the post below... my god! So many tornadoes and there's more to come? How do y'all handle it?

I guess you grow up used to it. I moved to California at 14 and am used to everything related to earthquakes. We still live life like earthquake dwellers (securing shelves a certain way and being picky about what goes where to keep in mind that nothing heavy falls on you in case of an earthquake... having a survival kit...) and we are in SPAIN, in the south where we have no earthquakes!

Ooooh! I gotta jet on over to Doug's asap!!!

12:35 PM  
Blogger BarnGoddess said...

Thnx Cowgirl-love them friesians and I love grooming, good thing my ole gelding loves to be fussed over...

Do you ride sidesaddle?

jamie dawn-any horse is a good horse, even an old nag mare : )

12:42 PM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

Miz B - Tornadoes are a part of life around here. But I am starting to get a lil pissed off about waking up in the wee hours of the morning...
See ya at Doug's!

Barngoddess - yep I ride sidesaddle! Have ever since I was a wee one. Check out my guest spot and comments over at Waking Ambrose!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Hey, Cowgirl. A second honor in one day, I don't know what I'll do to keep humble. Watch those tornadoes and stay safe. Just in case: Witches melt in water, or at least that's what I hear at the drag queen sidesaddle shows.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Hey, Cowgirl. A second honor in one day, I don't know what I'll do to keep humble. Watch those tornadoes and stay safe. Just in case: Witches melt in water, or at least that's what I hear at the drag queen sidesaddle shows.

2:50 PM  
Blogger actonbell said...

Hi, Cowgirl! I liked your definitions over at Doug's. This is really interesting--I had no idea sidesaddle was still practiced, let alone a contest division. Great pictures:)

4:01 PM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

Doug - I think you are humble enough. But what do Cowgirls know?
I am keeping two eyes on those tornadoes.

Actonbell - Hello! Yep, sidesaddle never really left. Good fashion never really goes out of style.

5:11 PM  
Blogger liberal army wife said...

well, between Doug, and Pia... I had to come visit. I live on the tundra (north of you and your storms) and my husband is ARNG, presently in the Sand. Nice ta meetcha... and sidesaddle riding HURTS!! Except I gotta say, I love Paso Finos... but I always feel so damned TALL when I'm on one of those. My faves... Irish Hunters and especially a good Donegal gelding!

5:21 PM  
Anonymous pia said...

Glad that you're keeping two eyes on the tornado

Love learning about horses from you.

I'm a writer. Publicity is publicity--actually found the last one to be very funny

5:22 PM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

LAW - Pasos are smooth, but I feel like a giant on them. I watch their classes during the society shows, and I swear some of the riders need to see that they have bigger butts than their horses!

Hunters - yes! love them.
ARNG - hooah! Thank him for his service. He is in my thoughts and prayers.

Pia - it has been said that there is no such thing as bad publicity. That I understand.

Anytime that you want to go riding, just holler. Or driving. Horses, that is.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Logophile said...

Thought I woud pop in.
Fun definition on WA and congrats on the upcoming birthday!

5:42 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I think I read somewhere today that the state you live in has had 69 tornadoes this year. An average year is 39, and it's only April!!!!!!!!

Down south here we've had a few, but not nearly as bad y'all up there. I do know that the Mississippi and the Ohio are both rising, so we don't need anymore rain. Plus I would imagine that the farmers want it to try out some.

I will go check out your guest appearance at Doug's.

5:59 PM  
Anonymous weirsdo said...

Braving tornadoes, National Guard service, and isn't sidesaddle riding supposed to be dangerous? Probably not if you're a pro, but you have my respect.
Thanks for stopping by "The Pansi Files."

6:30 PM  
Blogger Jake said...

cowgirl- i must say, that was some great writing you put together over there at doug's. you are a BRAVA RAGAZZA!

6:41 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Howdy Cowgirl! I just came from Doug's site and just had to stop by & congratulate you on your great guest appearance. It's been awhile since I've been here (let's blame it on vacation shall we -wink wink), so I may be very late to say this, but I really like your new template. The patriotic hearts between posts is an especially nice touch. Kudos to you!

7:15 PM  
Anonymous shayna said...

True "Mind Candy"... :)~

7:59 PM  
Blogger Kelley Bell said...

"If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle."

Oh how wonderful! My coffee is all over my keyboard, after reading that line!!!

5:11 AM  
Blogger brian said...

Sorry, did not get to check up on your guest appearence at Dougs until today. I don't have any pithy comments about horses, haven't ever been around them. Does that mean I am banned from cowgirl? Just a broadcast, if anyone out there would like a story or poem about them, send me an e-mail, be happy to oblige.

Thanks, see you Friday Brian

6:19 AM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

Logo - thanks for stopping by. I am counting the days down til my birthday!

Chris - the record number of tornadoes within one season is 120, so we are over half way there after on month into the season!
Missouri has had more tornadoes than us!

Weirdso - thanks for dropping by my place!

My middle name is danger. ;)

Jake - yes, I am a good girl. Usually. Your kind words are multiplied by your hottness ;) Ciao.

Sar - Hello and thank you! Hopefully you are a well rested stiletto now.

Shayna - back at you sweetie. ;)

Kelley - I had to include that...just couldn't pass it up. Glad you liked it.

Brian - you are never banned from Cowgirl, my poetic friend.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Jake said...

*blushing* ...

8:23 PM  

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