Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Will you look at that.

No, not those insanely cute kids. Look behind them.

Do you see that?

She's riding by herself!

Let me repeat.

SHE'S RIDING BY HERSELF!!!

No more long rides with me holding onto the lead rope. Overnight that girl's confidence kicked in and now that pony can't get away with anything.

Her chihuahua seems just as proud of her.

Rides every single day - sometimes morning *and* night - are the order of the day now.

Her new ability is infectious - her sister's right behind her, I can tell, chomping at the bit (heh) to ride by herself also and her little brother is now riding steady in the middle instead of leaning to one side or the other.

Though sometimes Ains gets tired of sharing her saddle and he goes up on my shoulders for the rest of the way home.

'Tis the life.

8 comments:

Cindy said...

That is really great! Way to go Hannah!

affectioknit said...

YAY! for confidence like that!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh, I'm SO proud of her. She looks simply magnificent on that pony! (please pass on my compliments to the cowgirl-princess.) :-)
p.s. absolutely LOVING that huge smile on grayson's face in that first picture, too!

Conny said...

What a fun ride! I could use some of that gal's confidence on horseback! Great that your children have that experience. It's clearly time for our city dwellin' family to go visit some horses - and the pony pictures at school don't really count. :>)

Great pats on the back to you all!

acysej said...

Hannah is THE "bomb"
Haha Loving your three little horse riders!

Amanda is said...

Good Job Hannah! And I too love the first pic of Ainsley and Greyson! What cute kids!!

Maria said...

WOOHOO!!

Can we start trading lessons soon before the weather gets aweful? Emma would love to learn!

CCC said...

You know, eventualy they will get old enough and want to ride enough that they will saddle your horse for you and then about the time you start to enjoy that, they grow up and move onto bigger and better.

Enjoy them now. I miss that time in my life. Lot's of work but so worth it.