Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lesson 3: Ride on your own

Our third riding lesson was the transition into the girls controlling the horse on their own around the ring. Now that they are "real" riders, they wear a helmet. Abigail is in the maroon shirt.

After the session in the ring, the girls experienced "real life" riding. Susan had the girls close their eyes and do "airplane arms" as she led them around different terrain.

After the lesson, the girls unsaddle and brush the horse down.

Then it's off on another adventure! We walked the mini stallion up to his new pasture (away from those distracting mini ladies).

We said hello to Tom the turkey.

And we checked out the litter of nine new puppies.  Apparently this little one is VERY relaxed!

Another wonderful day in the Sierras!


  1. Looks like lots of fun. I am so jealous. I also enjoyed your post about your busy summer. Garrett liked the picture of Mark and his brothers and how they all have the same..er..hair style and wonderful smiles!!