I went out to put my dog, Mandy, in her pen for the night, when the three little waifs from next door came running up to me. "Can we ride tonight," Anna said, "or are you too tired?"
What can you say? That little girl loves horses. I remember the feeling. And Blue is such a wonderful, patient teacher. I can see Anna developing confidence with every ride.
When she was done, I put the halter on Blue and had her lead him around with her sister, Mariah, on board. She had a problem with my horse wanting to eat grass, so I took over when it was Spencer's turn, and did the leading myself.
I told her to ask her mom to buy her a riding helmet: her head is much too small for the helmet I bought for the grandchildren.
And by the way, her parents have bought her a Tennessee Walker from the guy in town. But he's only three years old, and it will be awhile before he's ready for her. So I guess Blue can be done teaching her to ride by the time her horse gets here.