Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Springtime is horseback-riding time

I'm back to going for long rides at least three times a week, and Blue seems to be steady and dependable enough for the girls to start having a turn.  Natalie is quite comfortable with riding, but Monica is really nervous on horseback.  It was late into the summer or fall last year before she ever got her nerve up to ride at all.  We told her she didn't have to ride, and that we didn't care whether she did; but she had a strong desire to conquer her fears.

If I hitch up the stirrups as close as possible, both girls can reach them (barely) with their feet.  So this year we won't have to mess with the flimsy buddy stirrups.

9 comments:

msecz said...

When I was reading and looking at the pictures of your Grandaughters I was thinking how lucky they are. my Grandaughter would just love it if I had a horse and a place for her to ride it.... Last year she started taking riding lessons with her mother and she loved it.... Have fun with your girls... Sandra

madcobug said...

Great pictures and you did good getting Blue as he is making his steps. Helen

ora4uk said...

way to go Monica....and Natalie....you look great on that horse Blue too....keep going....I just know your Grandma is busting her button having you ride with her....Happy Easter Gang...Ora of KY

myheartsaysso2 said...

What great pictures.. such a pretty horse also.. Thanks for popping by my journal too btw.. :)

chat2missie said...

Wish I was there to take a ride on Blue.
Missie

mutualaide said...

Looks like fun and so glad they have you to teach them 'at home'.  

hestiahomeschool said...

Oh, what a pretty horse. Dakota is kind of homely but the girls love her. I am partial to bays, though. :-)

am4039 said...

looks great, I know both girls will do great this summer.

artloner said...

Looks like heaven.

andi