We are down south at the moment, visiting with my aunt, and Lola is in heaven. Yesterday was the Best Day Ever
! Why? Well, my horse-crazy girl had her very first horse back riding lesson. I promised her last fall she could take lessons this summer when her ballet classes were done but the first lesson happened sooner than expected.
Behind my aunt's house is a small farm with horses. Chickens too, and they frequently jump the fence to dig holes in my aunt's garden. While chasing the chickens back to their own yard, Lola and her cousin Z. struck up a conversation with the owner. And before long, both girls were brushing horses, saddling them up, and learning the basics of horse back riding.
|Mr. Balderdash, the pony Lola rode on|
|Waiting to mount|
|They are doing it, riding all by themselves|
|With a little guidance from the instructor|
|Lola was a little disappointed she couldn't ride the big horse yet|
|Horse talk, I'm sure|