Saturday, May 15, 2010

A little break

We took a little break today from all the hard work that weve been doing here on the farm.We went out to visit with a family that we met since weve moved here to Washington.

One of the highlights of todays visit was for sure the first ever horse ride. K and the young lady who lives there, T, made fast friends upon their first meeting and T came running over to see if K could ride her horse.

But you cant just jump on and ride. It takes a lot of preparation to ride a horse.

There was lots of pats and talking.

There was of course, grooming.

And whatever else that G could walk around and be in charge of.

But eventually, K did get on the horse. Candy is her name. And she is very, very sweet.

I was not at all brave enough to allow K to ride her alone....so T led her the entire time.

She was very gentle with her new rider.

J even got a turn.

And although G let me know that he was not happy that he wasnt allowed a turn...he did manage to keep himself occupied while the big kids had their first ever experience on a horse.

See? Hes showing me just how much dirt he was able to get in his boot.

His boots did get removed before he got in his seat for the trip home.

Playing in all that dirt was very tiring work.

And who knew that under all that dirt such bright and colorful toes existed?

10 comments:

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

I am still chuckling at G's colorful toe nails! That looked like a really fun day out. The horse is beautiful. K really looked like a natural on that horse!

small farm girl said...

How exciting to have their first ride!!!! You do realize that that ride just opened a huge door. Now YOU will have to get a horse now. lol. Believe me, we have 6 now.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Ooooh!! Did she just LOVE it? Is she hooked? Is K. a horse girl now??? :-) :-) :-) Great pics...I think it's just awesome that G., J., and K. (still wish you'd add an H. and an I. - just sayin') are having these experiences!! What they're doing now would have been a dream come true when I was young!

Sarah said...

very great weekend experience! and I agree with the others, I hope you know what this means now! Luckliy there are lots of hores lookign for good homes. Farmgirl_dk...she may not have kids with those initials, but maybe she can fill in the alphebet with all her future pets names.

J.J. said...

These are great pictures. I love that I can keep up with your life like this. I miss you but am so happy that you are experiencing your dreams. The kids look great and look like they are loving it all! Love ya!

polly's path said...

what a pretty horse. Horses are on our list of animals to get-still working on figuring the goats, chickens, and turkeys out.
My daughter rides as well, and has since she was 4 yrs old.

Farmer Jen said...

Such a beautiful horse and what a fun day out!

the inadvertent farmer said...

Ahh an afternoon in the country...just perfect! kim

Chai Chai said...

Looks like you will soon be getting horses, unless you figure out how to ride llamas instead!

frugalmom said...

Penny: K loved the horse ride. She actually rode her more than once...but never on her own. I wasnt ready for that yet. And what? You telling me that you dont paint B's toes like that?

small farm girl: Oh dear. I am SO not ready for a horse...I think I will do llamas instead. :-)

danni: I think she did love it. J enjoyed it, too. And G, well, he would have too, had I not been the mean mom telling him no. Not that he would ever call me mean....he knows better then that. H and I, huh? Yeah, I dont think so. In fact, had G come first...there may have been no J or K...:-) Really tho? It makes me so happy that we are at a place in our lives where we can let them enjoy these experiences.

Sarah: Okay, now theres an idea...fill in the alphabet with critter names...:-)

J.J. : Sigh. I know. I need to call. But yes, the kids are having a blast and I am loving it out here.

pollys path: Oh yes. Me, too...I still need to work on the goats, chickens, and llamas....:-)

Farmer Jen: It was a fun day. All the kids had fun...each in their own way.

IF: The day was pret near perfect!

Chai Chai: I dont see horses anytime soon. But, llamas on the other hand...:-)