Monday, April 12, 2010

A day outdoors at the gymkhana. ! (#) Did I say outdoors?

Ok, to be honest I had heard the word years ago. Most of us here in the great American Southwest have. For you who are unsure the definition of an Gymkhana is as follows:

a field day held for equestrians, consisting of exhibitions of horsemanship and much pageantry.

Now, the part that is rather amazing (for most anyone who knows me) by definition, horses are animals and therefore constitute a journey into the dreaded OUTDOORS. Oh, parish the thought. Well, my dear friend Debbi asked if I would like to go see her daughter ride said animal. “It would be fun and your mom would love it.” Sure, attack me by bringing up my mother. Grrrrrr I thought, but decided to embark upon the dusty streets of the old pueblo and traverse to the spot where said exhibitions of horsemanship and much pageantry should take place. Now remember, outside is bad to me. Dirt, wind, sunshine, bugs and yes, horse crap! It smells there, oh well, there we were.


This is my friends daughter sitting upon an animal, along with other like minded people.


If I could talk, I would say “hello, my name is Rio, I like outside.”

What is fun about being out here you ask, well, talking with friends of course; and….


doing what every teenager does:

IMG_2217 (yes, she in listening to music)



We go around the barrel Rio!


Its dusty and windy out here.


However, I would be fibbing if I didn’t tell you that both mom and I had a wonderful time and enjoyed seeing friends and cheering them on. It was a blast, and I hope to be able to go to another. Even mom got to get up close and personal.


Mom says ‘hello/goodbye’ to everyone and said that I was rather crazy. Outdoors is fun and I enjoyed the ~ exhibitions of horsemanship and much pageantry.



Oh yes, there be animals there:


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