Friday, June 28, 2019

Pony club

Liliana's flight to Denver was delayed a couple hours, so we weren't able to make it to the barn on Wednesday. That was slightly disappointing, but I think we've made up for it.
Thursday morning, we arrived at the barn bright and early to meet my friend, Therese, her daughter, Claire and their pony Coco. Claire had graciously offered to share Coco with Lilie, so they got right to work preparing her for a ride.
Teamwork makes the dream work.
Riders up!
Claire went first.
Then it was Lilie's turn.
Trotting!
Lilie's riding instructor has done a good job. Her basics are solid.
Today, Lilie and Claire went riding again.
This time, Lilie rode Thunder.
Thunder was so good for her, I decided we could try a little trail ride. I climbed up on Santana...
and off we went!
Santana has really slowed down in the last year or two, so Lilie and Thunder led most of the way.
Look at them go!
I'd left a halter on Thunder in case I needed to lead him, but clearly that was unnecessary.
 Lilie did great!
We're going to go out on another trail ride tomorrow.
I can't wait!

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