So child on the pony and in we go!
|on the pony! That's me in the polka dot dress|
|Off the pony....|
|Back on the pony....|
I never took into consideration that whenever Isaiah rode there was never a time factor. Live and learn. While the experience was not quite what I had anticipated I am glad that we did it. We have our participation ribbon which came with a horse head lollipop.
|The happy child, back in the truck. Don't worry, the emergency break was on!|
I continued to bring Isaiah to see Jenny (who was QUITE fascinated by him!) and ride Daisy whenever possible. My goal was to make him comfortable around horses, even if he never became a rider. With horses and riding such a huge part of my life I felt that he at least needed a certain comfort level and respect while in barns and at shows.
Shortly before Isaiah's 5th birthday I decided to see if he was ready for riding lessons. Without a suitable horse of my own (a 17.3h horse recovering from burns and a 16.3h 4 year old) I sought outside expertise. The first barn that I took him to seemed okay safety wise, but it seemed to be more of a glorified pony ride than enything else. Isaiah was comfortable with the exercises, but the instructor didn't seem to really know how to teach very young children....
|Isaiah and Prissy, summer 2013|
|Isaiah and Blackie January 2013|
|Nikki looking for treats|
|Isaiah and Suki|