Oct. 17, 2012

First horse riding lesson

Abigail started horse riding lessons this morning at a local stable.  The classes were set up by a fellow homeschooling Mom.  I think there are 4 people in the class - only three today as one couldn't make it - but it's a lovely small class.  The teacher was fabulous - kind but strict - and teachers them EVERYTHING - even things they aren't quite ready to do but need to know - like cleaning out the feet before riding - and she taught them the types of horses and colours etc etc....how they are measured...

It was a great class and lasted almost two hours!  They groomed their horses before riding and walked with the horses...then rode them for a long while, before dismounting, removing the bit and washing it, then taking the saddle off and putting it back in the tack room properly - and then taking the horses outside to feed them and groom them again.  

I think I had as much fun watching Abigail as she had riding!

Sam didn't want lessons as he wants to do other things, but he sat and watched and cuddled the stable cats the whole time :)  

We can't wait until next week!!

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