Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ridin' and Ropin' Way Down in L.A.

O.K. we knew it was there.  The sign on the freeways says: Equestrian Center

It's about 15 minutes from our house, adjacent to Griffith Park
  (famous for the observatory in Rebel Without a Cause).

On the other side of it is Burbank. 

 (Where a lot of TV shows and movies that you have known and loved, have been and still are, shot.)

For $25 an hour, you can rent yourself a ride.

Or learn how to rope a poor sweet little white baby mule.

I have many family members who have loved, ridden and owned horses.

But me?  More of a cat and dog person so far.
  (Frankly, those big horses scare the c#$% out of me.)

But since I've discovered this slice of Hollywood cowboy history right at my back doorstep, I'm more open to being befriended and persuaded........

By someone who has soft eyelashes and a blonde mane.  I'd feed him carrots (and call him "Lance", or "Trigger", or maybe "Stoney") - he'd like that.....

and we'd  ride off together into the sunset - the breeze in our hair and the smell of sun and hay in our nostrils.   Yippee Ti Yi Ohhhhh.......  Don't you think I should try it?


  1. J'adorerais faire une promenade comme celle-ci !

  2. I'm not the right person to ask for an opinion! Once there was a horse around, I say "go" ;)
    Your pictures are interesting because very different from French equestrian centers. I'm surprised to see all these horses with their saddles and their bits, strolling in a paddock! I never see that here. Because the horses would roll with in the dust and would damage everything! U.S. horses must be cooler and more respectful of the material... ;D

  3. Je te souhaite un très belle été... mon blog est moi sommes en vacances jusqu'en septembre... A bientôt.. xoxo

  4. Hi lovely. :-) I tried contacting you by email, but I'm not sure if it went through. I wanted to let you know that you are the winner of the wooden watch giveaway! If you could email me at, I'll let you know how to get it. :-) XO