Monday, May 24, 2010

A Dream Come True

Anyone who knows Hannah knows she has a thing for horses. She has always loved them. She has wanted to ride them as long as I can remember. She went to horse riding camp for a couple of summers, but never took lessons until now. For her 10th birthday all Hannah wanted was riding lessons. So between her grandparents and us we made her dream come true.

I can only imagine what Hannah was feeling as she and her instructor, Rose, walked up the hill to bring down the horse Hannah would ride for her lesson.

Hannah was thrilled with her horse, Moon. She loves painted horses. And leading Moon down to the barn was a grat way to start her lesson.

There was a lot of work to do before the actual riding started. I love that her lessons include all the care for the horses. A little reality for my dreamer girl who thinks you hop on your horse and ride off into the sunset. She actually enjoyed bushing and saddling up her horse.

Horse and rider are ready to go.

A few last adjustments and they were off.

Starting slow was OK for everyone. It has been over a year since Hannah has ridden, so I think she was even glad to get her bearings back.

However, it wasn't long before she was on her own and doing great! She was so serious. I don't think she smiled the entire time she was on Moon. I was beginning to worry that maybe she wasn't having as much fun as she had hoped.

Not to worry. She told me on the way home that she was just concentrating and that horse riding is serious stuff. Fine by me. As long as she is having fun while being serious. She is not the serious child in the house.

All done for today. An hour of riding is over already? Not to worry the lesson's not over yet. There is still work to be done.

Rebekah got in on the action brushing Moon. She is convinced that Papa is going to bring her home a real horse. Yes, we have another horse lover. I think we may in for some pony rides this summer.

Hannah cleaning out the hooves. Don't' want to leave any pebbles. I hate having a rock in my shoe, don't you?

And after all that work on a hot day, Moon was rewarded with a hosing down. I'm sure it felt good. I know I wouldn't have minded a quick spray.

A happy girl and her horse. I think it is going to be a great summer for this horse loving girl.


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  2. What a great gift, she must have been beside herself!! I was such a nice day for a ride!

  3. It looks like a wonderful day!!! Hannah you look like a natural on the horse!!!


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