I’ve been wanting to go for three weeks or so, but there is SO MUCH that needs done around our place, so I wasn’t going to suggest it. When my husband suggested it, though, I couldn’t help but think of how, every time she sees a picture of a horse, my nearly-two-year-old screams “ON!” I remembered how we took our four-year-old, at about the same age, and she rode a pony for the very first time.
Granted, the nearly-two-year-old has wanted nothing to do with the ponies prior to this. We offered her a ride the last time we were there, but she was not a fan of that. No way. She’d pet them, talk about them, yammer on and on and ON about them, but when we lifted her toward the saddle, she’d stiffen and scream and, in general, make our lives miserable.
When we arrived at the horse farm on Saturday, we saw more cars than we’ve ever seen at the horse farm. As it turns out, they were having their Fall Farm Festival.
We made stick horses.
We cheered as our four-year-old raced in the stick horse rodeo.
And, of course, we rode ponies.
And we rode some more.
And…we rode some more.
Our nearly-two-year-old has NO compunctions about riding ponies this time.
Neither did I. 🙂
What great pictures and what great (family) fun… Not that we’re old enough to have grandkids.. but when we took a certain 4 year old who wanted to ride the horses — when we got to the stables and he saw the size of the horses — he wanted NOTHING to do with them. They had a small horse kept for such occasions — his name was Bingo… and our grandson Brody was put up on Bingo and led around a small track just perfect for this event. Great memories. Blessings. dt
I loved horses when I was a child, BUT I lived in a big city, which was no where near stables or farms. My parents never agreed that we could keep a horse in our back yard. 🙁 I enjoyed your photos!
I miss my horse…