Thursday, March 19, 2009

off riding again ...



i'm off tommorrow, into the white heat, into the dust, for an entire week-end of riding. this time not a safari but a Riding Clinic.
yes. i am going to be trained. to be a better rider. and my horses to be better horses.
swizzy.
the teacher is a smart famous winning show jumper type lady, or so i'm told, from kenya. i sincerely hope sitting trots are not too prevalent on the programme... or rising trots with no stirrups, and all that silly nonsense....

tati, my spaghetti thin riding buddy, and i, think we shall be the clowns on our spotted horses. feathers, rings, bells on our toes...and jingling silver...


i have also taken rhino, the white horse, just for a bit of poshness and elegance...if needs be...


we will be camped out at the polo grounds.


oh and there shall be a reunion with dirk, the aardvark wheelbarrow elephant training man. he is coming with his guitar again....camp fires and songs and horses under the stars.


so just swingin' by to say toodely old toot until next week.


have a wildly wicked week-end, y'all....


bisous, dusty hot cowgirl ones... x x x j


ps: and it better bloody well have rained by the next time i see you....

15 comments:

Chimera said...

Oh and cowgirl kisses to you too! I hope you have a truly leathersoap and hoof oil, pelham bits and girth straps, guitar twanging time!
T x

family affairs said...

your horse is looking worryingly stoned - is that normal? Have a lovely weekend learning more than you already know x Lx

Janelle said...

thanks tanvi! and lulu, yup, completely normal...as i've said, he's a hellova horse...have great week-ends you two. xxx j

Phoenix said...

Wonderful... I saw your comment on another blog, and came to your site after seeing your profile (that you are in Tanzania).. you have some really well captured shots.

Dumdad said...

Have a great weekend!

Word veri: saddlesore

Mud in the City said...

As I was always told:

"your head and heart keep up, your hands and heels keep down, your legs close to your horse's sides, your elbows close to your own"

Good advice. Might be tricky on a stoned horse though....

Mickle in NZ said...

Hope you and your lovely horses have a brilliant time ( with the rings on your fingers and bells on your toes, and pleased you will have music where youe are going)

I'd happily send the rain we're forecast for this weekend your way, if only the Weather Gods would listen.......

care and huggles, xxx

Ziongirl said...

I want to go too!

whatpossessedme said...

I am enraptured by your blog - so happy you found me and I found you. I've read everything now (proper blog stalking) and am greedy for more stories. This is a wonderful place - I feel transported.

Elizabeth said...

Have lots and lots of fun at horse camp.
Still praying for rain.

Lori ann said...

Will you sing too while you ride lovely janelli? I am so glad you are off to have fun learning more about those horses that you love.It sounds a great time!
xoxoxoxoxo lori

karen said...

Looking forward to hearing all about it, great that you will see Dirk again! hope that our rain which I think has finished now, has gone a bit further north???

Miranda said...

oops, no comment from me, naughty naughty girl. Didja have fun? Come on tell us all

Tessa said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaail. I wanna be a dusty hot cowgirl one. Hope you had a good ride with the snooty one from Kenya and hope she wasn't too snooty after all.

Mama Shujaa said...

Weekend njema!