03 December 2009

We interrupt Team Small Dog for a little bit of burly lumberjack horse agility from an undisclosed foreign country.

I'm not usually a Click On This Video person. If you email me a video, I probably don't click on it because, you know, dancing cats and stuff. And it will be going around the interwebs at warp speed (I learned that from Star Trek) and I'm going to get it emailed to me a hundred times and this is one of those internet things that makes me grim and humorless and makes me stab the delete button with a quick, hard jab.

I'm also not a Share What I Do All Day person. I'll share now because you see where I'm getting with this. Most of my day is spent in the company of horses. It's just how it is. I like giving the illusion of my life of leisure frolicking with dogs, but pretty much I am at the barn most of the time. I either sit on horses and make sure that they go around nicely for their people, or sit on a fence and shout loudly at people so they can get their horses to go around nicely. Or I just walk around and shout and then go give shots and wash scabs and it's really that glamorous, my real life.

This video, though, holey smokes. An agility lady put it on Facebook and something propelled me to click it, and I know. You're grim and frowning now and you've already seen it a hundred times and you're hitting delete on me right now. But I don't care. Because all I care about now is how can I build a giant, adorable, tunnel shed for my most special trick pony? I'm totally going to go and teach him to join the dogs' circus bucket trick right now. This has given me a vision and the vision is frightening and this makes me joyful.

12 comments:

Mary Schultz said...

I want that horse. I wouldn't mind the guy, either. I wonder whether he is married.

vici whisner said...

I loved this. Totally a cool idea.

Dawn said...

I loved this when I saw it. They have another video as well that shows other horses and ponies and its simply wonderful too. They all look so happy. Happy horses are just grand.

Raegan said...

Besides being awesome, I found this interesting. Isn't dog agility based (loosely) on horse jumping and other horsey stuff? Looks like we've come full circle

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Glad you clicked on this and then posted it! I hadn't seen it and it is awesome!

Del said...

I can't imagine which horse you think you are doing this with. I may try with Gus but not Sundance cause he was shaking hands with me this morning.

team small dog said...

I will only do this with Chex! Not any of the big horses. Definitely not Sundance! Too much getting SMASHED potential. I'm no burly lumberjack guy. Chex does tricks for dog treats, so I'm going to teach him to fetch a lunch bag full of carrots and dog treats so he moves away from me, not in to smash me. I hope none of the dog treats have horse meat in them

merlemama said...

Whoa, that is one tunnel sucker of a horse. The lumberjack really starts bookin once the horse goes into the tunnel, and the horse is totally Yeee haaaa on the way out.
Can't wait to see the video of Chex on the agility field.

Elf said...

As soon as you have a horse agility fun match (or even demo), I'll come watch!

Amanda said...

Wow, great contacts! :-) I want to see the horse do the teeter, though.

corinne said...

Laura, Henry and son's dog treats are made with carrots and no meat (just some egg). Horses love them.

Do you really think crack smoking lumberjacks should fiddle with horses?

corinne said...

Laura, Henry and son's dog treats are made with carrots and no meat (just some egg). Horses love them.

Do you really think crack smoking lumberjacks should fiddle with horses?