Today my 8 year old daughter tacked up her little 10.2h Shetland pony all by herself (okay, with a little help getting the bridle on), and for the very first time, she and I went for a ride, together. Together!! Me on my old eventer, who was tickled pink to have "his" pony keeping him company. We did some work in the arena and then rode around the pasture together and nobody fell off. She looked like a super star!
It's a day that I have looked forward to since the day I found out I was expecting. And, it's my birthday too. A good, good day. I know horse people will understand so I just had to share.
where are we going, and why am I in this hand basket?