Thursday, August 27, 2009
Kids Just Being Kids
A while back the kids had a riding lesson. They all get to warm up together. It's so neat to see how far a long all three riders have come. Last year the two boys really didn't want to ride at all. So, to see them out there having a great time is really wonderful. Their riding lessons are pretty informal. They warm up for a little while and then they work on some of the playday events. Trying to perfect their patterns. I just love watching the kids ride. I really love to go to rodeos. It amazes me how many wonderful kid horses are at rodeos. The first time I went to a kids playday rodeo, I was really impressed with the riding ability of the children and with the horses they rode. It's really amazing how a kid can just click with the right horse and just take off, learning new things and wanting to ride. Just look at that smile!! Last year my little nephew was not riding with that big of a smile. He has come a really long way since last year. You just gotta love those steady, wonderful, big sorrels. After a little warm up the kids all take turns going through the pole pattern. The kids have been working really hard. It has been really hot and humid outside and they are up there or about two hours and working their tails off. You can see how sweaty Gunner is. You can also see his paint spots. He is such a neat little guy. And my little niece loves him. They even got to ride into the night. The moon was really cool. The pictures were really pixally, but I think they still look really cool. It was a good lesson. The kids all have a good time and they really have been riding a lot better. I used to love going to lessons.