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    Default Riding lesson in one boot?

    Yup, starting a new standard.
    She (daughter) went in, put her breechces on, came out to the barn with only one boot.
    Starting a new trend, we are.
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    Cute! 2 boots are sooooo overrated. At least she's got her priorities straight: riding first, everything else second.



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    She LOVES dressage. Most kids want to jump, she will sit in front of dressage tapes and watch them without a word. She is my little dressage queen.
    www.spindletopfarm.net
    Home of Puerto D'Azur - 1998 NA 100 Day Test Champion
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    Hey....I've done it as an adult (though she is MUCH cuter!)
    I royally messed up my ankle and it was too painful to wrench a boot on it.....I had a very quiet horse so I had a few weeks of lessons sans boot ... no stirrup lessons. My instructor at the the time laughed at me and said I am the only person she has ever had that WANTED a no stirrup lesson....her other students consider it a form of torture! (Being off my foot/riding was actually far more comfortable than walking ON it!)



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    so cute!!!



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    Look, as long as her ankles are flexible, and there aren't wind chills of 20 below, she's FINE.

    And also, she's absolutely adorable. But a good reason to save the expensive boots for when they're older?
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    That is the cutest picture ever.



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    She is adorable.How old is she STF?I have a one year old daughter and I will be thrilled if she loves dressage.Bella loves horses and is allways with me out on the farm so cross fingers she will be a rider.Im allready looking out for ponies .In NZ the good childrens ponies tend to go by word of mouth and you have to be quick.Ive allready got my name down on a couple of lists LOL.What sort of pony have you got for your daughter and what size was her first.?Id love to see more pics



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    Her pony is the hand me down from my oldest daughter that I have had for a LONG time. She is actually a big fat QH paint that is 14.1. She has taught many many kids how to ride over the years. Here she is with one of my young students a while back, not my child but a student.
    http://www.spindletopfarm.net/KristainaTess2.jpg

    Here she is again turned out-
    http://www.spindletopfarm.net/trio.JPG

    This is my oldest daughter about 5 yrs ago on my old FEI horse. All my girls grew up riding before they were walking! To be honest, they were all riding in utero cuz I still was training till I was to fat to while I was pregnant.
    http://www.spindletopfarm.net/lanceandmandy.jpg


    Oh, BTW - my youngest daughter is 2.5yrs old now
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    Gorgeous STF.



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    TOO CUTE!!!!!!
    *Better to have loved than to have never loved at all.*
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    I had to take her back in and find another set up boots for her. I could not even find the other black boot! Grrr!
    Little girl LOVES riding! To my dismay and checking account!
    www.spindletopfarm.net
    Home of Puerto D'Azur - 1998 NA 100 Day Test Champion
    "Charcter is much easier kept than recovered"



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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    This is my oldest daughter about 5 yrs ago on my old FEI horse. All my girls grew up riding before they were walking! To be honest, they were all riding in utero cuz I still was training till I was to fat to while I was pregnant.
    http://www.spindletopfarm.net/lanceandmandy.jpg


    Oh, BTW - my youngest daughter is 2.5yrs old now

    STF - I love my mother, truly, but I wish she'd been of your mindset!!!!

    I wouldn't have needed Breyers or Britians...and I certainly wouldn't have been tormented with gettingthe Kenner EZ bake oven or a plastic knitting machine as a gift!
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    Its hard for me, Im scared for them. I have taken my share of falls over the years and I hate to say it, but I see the "fearless" in their eyes. Everyone keeps telling me she will be an eventer, but gosh, I hope not.
    www.spindletopfarm.net
    Home of Puerto D'Azur - 1998 NA 100 Day Test Champion
    "Charcter is much easier kept than recovered"



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