Rachel came, with Kevin and the girls, for her requested birthday dinner: Potato soup, chili, and apple pie. Grandson Arick came out to work with the horse he's breaking, and brought a friend, Lee, to ride with him; of course, they filled their young bellies up with soup and cobbler, before riding. Lee had never been on a horse before. Now granted, he's changed a lot since 2004 when the picture below was taken, but tell me if the kid on the right looks like a cowboy? This was taken the first time I went with my grandkids to Van's Warped Tour.
So it seemed strange today, almost three years after taking the above picture, to see Lee riding Blue.
He had a successful first ride, and came back talking about how totally awesome it was, riding a horse.
Meanwhile, Cliff has spent the entire day finishing the round pen and working on a home-made gate for it. Here you see our son-in-law, Kevin, Adam (who boards his horses here) and Cliff.
Below, grandson Arick and boarder Adam watch as Cliff and Lee mount the gate:
Cliff wants the gate to be self-closing, and they're testing it out here to see if his invention works.
The boys and Adam and I got in some good "horsey" conversation, and I handled Libby for awhile.
It's been a rather cold day, but a most excellent one.