Grandma made this treasure...a jacket for Julie, with matching fur-trimmed booties. Now, Julie can be the cool doll, with her Uggs and all:)
The next day, was Devin's first experience around horses at a Pony Party. She's still close with her BF from preschool, who turns 6 this month. The party was held at the Louisville Equestrian Center, which appears to be a top-notch operation. Devin was so excited to see everything, although the crowd of children was a bit overwhelming at first.
She learned about the importance of the barn cats. This friendly girl, helps keep the mouse population under control.
She learned you have to wear a helmet to ride a horse. And, they learned that Devin inherited my melon-head...it took several tries to get a helmet that would fit correctly.
Finally, she was up and riding. The pony was led around the ring 3-4 times and then it was the next group's turn. Apparently, 7 minutes on a pony was enough to spark a major interest in horses. She, ran back to me already asking for lessons and a pony party of her own.
The last activity was finger/hand painting the side of a horse. Trust me, the horse was very happy to be standing around getting treats and attention.
Perhaps it's in the genes. Although a bit older, I also loved horses and rode for many years.
Here I am, circa 1984.