They are, however, horse likers. They enjoy going to the barn and recently have expressed an interest in riding on a more regular basis. Today we took advantage of the beautiful spring weather and drove out to Parker for a fun and informal riding lesson. Ryan rode Punky (the bay) and James rode Tyson (the chestnut).
Mostly we worked on starting, stopping and steering. The boys did very well, but there were still a few traffic jams.Weather permitting, Cara and I will go riding again on Friday. After all, there's no better way to enjoy Spring Break!
Ryan is working on his heels down leg position. Both boys are talking about going riding more often so I guess I'm going to have to think about investing in boots.
James practiced riding Tyson in and out of the round pen. Tyson was in such a good mood. He can be a bit of a sourpuss but today he was the picture of cooperation.
Cara waited very patiently while the kids rode, but I could tell that she was eager to have a turn. Eventually I called James over and unsaddled Tyson.
All smiles! This was worth the wait!James decided to try out Punky and immediately encountered steering issues. Luckily Cara was there to give him a lead.