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My heart is full today...

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  • My heart is full today...

    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?

  • #2
    That is quite possibly the best birthday gift ever. Happy birthday and many happy returns to you!

    It is stories like this that make me vacillate ever so slightly on wanting children of my own. What a great memory for the two of you!
    Nine out of ten times, you'll get it wrong...but it's that tenth time that you get it right that makes all the difference.


    • #3
      aw super sweet! Sounds like a great day !

      And happy birthday too!

      A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!


      • #4
        Good for you and for your daughter. I sure it was a wonderful ride and birhday!
        Free bar.ka and tidy rabbit.


        • #5
          I sooooo miss those days! What a great birthday memory.


          • #6
            What a wonderful "birthday gift"!


            • #7


              • #8
                Happy Birthday, and congratulations. Here's to decades of riding together!


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Punkie View Post
                  It is stories like this that make me vacillate ever so slightly on wanting children of my own.
                  Haha, me, too!!

                  I love it! Happy birthday!
                  Born under a rock and owned by beasts!


                  • #10
                    Love it!

                    And now you can look forward to all the rides together to come
                    \"Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.\" Anne of Green Gables


                    • #11
                      What - NO PHOTO??? Come on...
                      It's just grass and water till it hits the ground.


                      • #12
                        How wonderful - picturing this made me smile. Happy riding advertures to you both and happy birthday to you. :-)


                        • #13
                          I have fond memories of my son riding his pony (solo) for the first time. One of the best feelings ever. Treasure this time with your daughter. They grow up much too quickly.


                          • #14
                            Dreams really do come true!


                            • #15
                              My son is one year old and I cannot WAIT for that day. (*crossing fingers that he likes horses*)

                              I may already be looking at ponies... *whistles innocently*


                              • #16
                                Boyle Heights Kid 1998 16.1h OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
                                Tinner's Way x Sculpture by Hail to Reason
                                "Once you go off track, you never go back!"


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by GotMyPony View Post
                                  What - NO PHOTO??? Come on...
                                  um, hellloooooo.....THIS!!



                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Punkie View Post
                                    That is quite possibly the best birthday gift ever. Happy birthday and many happy returns to you!
                                    THIS! Happy birthday, mom! I will forgive you this time, but, yes, the next one requires a photo. 8yo and 10.2H? Definitely need a photo
                                    "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"


                                    • #19
                                      Happy Birthday!

                                      I agree, such a wonderful day and no picture?
                                      Surely you took at least one.

                                      Congratulations on such a wonderful gift.


                                      • #20
                                        Oh, yes, picture, please! Happy Birthday and many more days with your daughter like this one!