Thursday, June 13, 2013
My Niece's Ride
My niece rode better than she ever did before. Her posting was perfect—in spite of Ranger going a little faster than he did the last few weeks. She was able to keep him from slowing down to lure Cole closer so he could try to intimidate him, too. She didn’t use the reins as balance, rather she had them slightly slack. Basically, I think Ranger won her confidence and allowed her to do her best. She is no longer afraid to ride him—I think he has become her favorite horse.
We walked home and marveled at how nice the weather actually turned out.
When we got back, I set her to watering the 30+ horses and Kevin cleaned our stalls. I somewhat felt like Tom Sawyer as I took Cruiser for a pleasant walk on the hill. Then my niece helped me give hay to all the horses
We then celebrated our great ride with a hot fudge sundae at McDonalds. As I was driving home, the lightning started. It was so nice that we were able to enjoy our whole evening before the storms moved in.