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.

10 comments:

Paint Girl said...

I remember those days! Nothing better than being young, riding horses with your friends! Love your pictures!! Especially the moon ones!!

Stephanie said...

I do just absolutely love big steady sorrels!! I have one of those!

Hope you are having a great summer chickee! Good pics of the kidlings!

Neas Nuttiness said...

Andrea - thanks for stopping by "my place". We should see how close we are to each other. Now you've got me really curious. My email is

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

PS - The Wife...gotta love her!

Carroll Farm said...

Those are great pictures. I love to watch the kids ride, it is my favorite pastime.

Tj and Mark said...

Love those moon shots! Beautiful night to ride.

Midlife Mom said...

I love watching kids ride too. When Miss T is in her lessons she has the biggest smile on her face the whole time. Wish we had more fun shows around here to take her to but there just aren't any near by and they are mostly all point shows.

Love the pictures with the moon in the background too. Beautiful!

Oh those pictures of your dog are just spectacular!!!! I've always wanted a boxer!

Glad you got a kick out of my Mr. Rug story! haha! I think he had gotten too close to the open oven too as it was rather singed! Poor guy would have looked so much better with his head shaved, that seems to be very popular now and looks great!

Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

The moon pics are sooooo cool! What fun that must have been!! I remember taking a few full moon rides.... there is something magical about riding in the moon light!

Danielle Michelle said...

How fun! I still like to ride at night!

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The Wades said...

Pictures turned out great. Happy kids riding away. Love the moon.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awesome photos! I love seeing the kids ride...and it also makes me sad. Wish I could have had that opportunity when I was a child. I'm so far behind in horse experience that it is impossible now to catch up. With age come unbalance, lack of confidance, loss of strength...and weaker, easily broken bones.

Cher? Where are you now? "If I could turn back time....."

~Lisa