Eldon promised our grand-girl Jillian horse riding lessons this Fall and the day finally arrived!
(That's Old Red in the background. If there is anything new and exciting going on at the farm she knows it, and she has to be right in the middle of it!)
Love Jillian's dirty little farm boots!
Off they go to get Promise. That's her tucked back in the woods out of the heat.
She's pretty much always happy for attention, so "catching" her is not usually a problem!
As much as I wanted to stay and watch, I didn't. I went back up to the house... it was Grampy and Jilly time.
Although Rosy was with me and she kept insisting that it was time to go for her horse lesson!
When I came back an hour later, Jillian was doing great.
Watching Promise, listening to Grampy.
She was "clicking" and holding her reins and not clinging to the saddle horn.
Praise from Grampy.
(And we need to shop for a saddle that fits her!)
Eldon said he taught her how to "bale" in case of emergency, so they demonstrated it for me! Jillian loved it.
"Thank you, Promise. You're a good horse". And then she said, "I never knew horse riding lessons could be so much fun"!
Success is sweet.
Rosy had a couple minutes of "lessons" and she was done!
Promise is a special horse to us and her story is very interesting. I wrote about her this week where I blog for MaryJanesFarm. You can read it here!
September is drawing to a close and there is a little bit of a Fall feel in the air.
I'm not ready... how about you?