Saturday, July 14, 2012

Ellie's horseback riding lessons

Ellie had been asking to go horseback riding for a while, so when I saw a groupon for 2 lessons I thought it would be a great way to see if she liked it.  She did...
 This is actually the horse from the 2nd day.  His name was Rocky and he was super sweet and super sleepy from a day spent with campers prior to our lesson. 

 I thought he was going to fall asleep when we were tacking up.
 He did manage to poop while we were walking to the arena.  We got to scoop that up later. 
 I just snapped this pic of the stable.  It is such a beautiful place.
 Ellie had her work cut out for her.  This guy kept trying to stop completely he was so sleepy.  Ellie had to kick him repeatedly to get him to move.

 This horse came up behind us to say hello while we were watching Ellie.

 This is from the first lesson.  First you have to tack up.
 This is Joe.  He was the sweetest pony.  Very calm.
 Isn't he cute?
 On our way back after the lesson.
That smile says it all!  I think I'm in trouble!


scoop said...

I'm glad she's having a great time. Horses teach kids so much about how to take care of things. And it's hard work too!

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