Thursday, July 17, 2008

Daddy. Can I have a pony?

So my kids want to ride. They'd actually like us to buy 10 or 20 acres and some horses, maybe a chicken or two but mostly horses...maybe we could ranch?


I'm not sure if you're following along but I'm the girl (lady, senior citizen...take your pic) who until last year had never had garden. Heck, we just got our first pet, but we're ready for the big time baby. Why? What brought about this sudden desire to do all things horse?

Horse riding day camp baby!


Our friends, we lovingly call the "pink family" (they have 4 girls who usually wear pink) own a small horse farm (or whatever the official term is for 20 acres where you ride, board and take riding lessons). Anyway, they hosted our kids for two days of riding lessons and fun.


Isaac on the pony Soda Pop. He loved it was we a terrific first time rider!....


Emilee on Soda Pop...


Maddy and Em on Cajan and Brany. (Emilee thinks she should buy Brandy. "But mom it's only $2000 - Cheap!"


Levi took the camp too and was, Tracy's words "A natural". She's never seen anything like it before. CRAZY! He had to leave yesterday's session early though to get his travel shots for Mexico so I missed getting a picture of him riding.

Un-tacking the horses with Tracy...


and Amanda...


Now we MUST have horses! The kids can talk of nothing else. Their eyes are a big as saucers and their little hearts are racing!

Actually, weirder things have happened. I mean, I do have a garden and a dog. NEVER say never people!

12 comments:

LoriD said...

Ah yes that is how it began....

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Looks like they had so much fun. My kids adore horses too. Thankfully our yard is teensy!
I am sure it won't be long 'til you are indulging their horsey desires:)

Pregnantly Plump said...

Those pictures look great, and it looks like they had so much fun! I rode a few times when I was younger and just loved it. They called me a "natural" too, but I think they were just being nice. I bet horses would make nice pets. Lots of work, but also lots of reward.

Chey said...

Ah yes. Just you wait. We are counting the summers until we are horse owners too. It's inevitable, we will have them one day, but for now, we just make the 20 minute drive to our friends' ranch where they have dozens of horses for the kids to love.

Hunny Bee May said...

So fun! My s.i.l. has a horse and I've ridden before, but it's not really my thing. But it seems like some kids just take to them like a fish to water. Maybe your son can keep riding at the farm for now. Horses are so beautiful, but so much work. For my s.i.l though it's totally worth it. I guess some people are just born horse-people. If it's in your kids' blood, though, watch out! You may never hear the end of it!

Kelley said...

I had a horse. She was insane. And pooped like ALL THE TIME. And the stuff gets up your nose and you can't get rid of it...

Get one of those robot dogs. Then you will not have to worry about the mess.

Aunt Becky said...

Hehehe. I laugh because I understand COMPLETELY.

Lori said...

Oh my! That would be a very bold move! If I were you I would stick with horse riding day camp for awhile! :)

My sister was a huge horse nut growing up and eventually got her own and discovered what a truly enormous responsibility it is to properly care for a horse. Not only that (this may sound terrible), but horses can live for quite a long time! Your kids will be long gone and you'll still be taking care of the horse! I know, I know... unwanted, and probably unnecessary advice...

It looks like they had a grand time though!!

Big Doofus said...

Three words of advice:

"Ride the dog."

The kids will like it almost as much as the horse and think of the money you'll save.

Amy said...

It all starts somewhere. Those pictures are adorable. Good luck with your new farm.

Cyriously? said...

I relate! My idea of gardening is moving the rocks around in my rock garden (which I don't actually have but that's what I think about when I think of gardening)

Also....don't even want to own fish!

Sniz said...

Woo=hoo! How much fun was had! What a blessing to have that opportunity! But actually buying? 2000 bucks---cheap indeed!

TTYS - Sniz