Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Sharing Our Love
One of the greatest pleasures in life is sharing our love of something with someone we love. When you see the thing that gives you so much joy, give them joy, too, it's an incredible high.
Our granddaughter came to visit from Norway with her dad. She's nine and loves the horses. Her parents do their best to give her horse training--signing her up for camps whenever they can, but she was really looking forward to some nuts and bolts horse time here. We rented a cabin and had a family reunion with all the kids and grandkids on my husband's side during the weekend, so we didn't get time to really play with the horses until yesterday.
She was soaking it all up.
First, I ponied her around on a short rein, but as she demonstrated an ability to whoa her, back her up, and turn her around, I lengthened the rope and let her take the lead off and on.
When you turn around and see this...
You know your little cowgirl has a HEART for the horses!
Her dad was in a hurry to get on the road, so he drove the packed car out to the barn to get her. Before she got in, however, she gave me a hug and told me she kissed it goodbye. I asked her what it was, and she pointed to my Cowgirl Cave. I said, Whoa, we've got to get your picture in the Cowgirl Cave before you leave! And, she was so happy and insistent that it be taken on her dad's camera so she could have it right away. His didn't work, so I took it with my mine after all--
Someone found their happy place.
And, speaking of my little cowgirl granddaughters. I have two that haven't been here in a while, but were up at the cabin with us. You remember Sophie--the one who usually rides Penny and does the clinics with me--and her sister Cat--who rides Little Joe.
They got to ride a different kind of horse with me--Seahorse One--my water ride.
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