Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Horsing Around

We have a deal with our two daughters. If they bring home A's and B's on their report cards each nine weeks, they get to pick any reasonable activity as a reward. We usually go to the movies or skating. This time, they wanted to go horseback riding. The whole experience was a lot of fun and I wanted to share some of the adventures.....

Off they go! The ranch is huge so this is the last we saw of them for the hour time they had. The guide took them up into the trails and let them run the horses for a while. Yippeee!

This is Ellie. She is one of the many boarded horses at the ranch. We spent a lot of our time there feeding the horses sugar cubes.

If you look closely, you can see two riders heading up the trail to the top of the hill. We met some of the owners of the boarded horses while they were out for morning exercise and got a mini education in horse ownership!

In one of the barns on the ranch. Maybe next time, I'll get a chance to ride. Since I haven't been on a horse since I was a kid, that should be quite an adventure!

"He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots."

"Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground."
-Author Unknown


CountryDew said...

That's a great way to encourage good grades, and much better than an extra dollar or two. Educational and fun at the same time.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks for the encouragement! So far, it's worked.