Haddie got to ride Bella, she is a Thoroughbred.
I loved the barn, the trainer, the horses, all the hands on before and after care...my only complaint is that it is an hour drive each way to get here, boo. Kat, the trainer runs a great program though....the horses are rescues or fosters. The lessons are very good for any age, she even works with disabled kids. It is wonderful, check out Horse sense riding school.
Hayden had only riding on the pony rides at the Fairs, she had never been on a horse before, or groomed one. She loved it...just look at that face :)
Helmets on for safety!
Hayden got to be in total control of her horse as they walked around the arena, the only time Kat held onto the horse was during trotting. Watching Haddie try to get that big horse to do as Kat instructed was pretty cool.
Hayden did an amazing job.
Bella felt hauling my 55, or so, lb child around for a half hour was exhausting. She did nothing but yawn and act all tired when they were done.
More grooming after your ride.
Bye bye Bella. Lily gets to go tomorrow, hopefully Hayden can keep the secret.
Jason is so not impressed when I get a great idea. I saw this when I stopped at Rite Aid to pick up a script, I thought it would be fun for the party. It took forever for us to get it done, didn't even start on the second one LOL.