Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Colorado Recap: Horseback Riding Lessons!

The girls were thrilled to each have a private lesson at a nearby stable. They had been inspired en route to Colorado by seeing the girl in a wheelchair who was coming to spend a week riding horses--thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation. A family friend whose daughter rides arranged for the girls to each have half an hour of instruction. Needless to say, they LOVED it. Have I opened a can of worms with this one??? I think they would gladly ride every day... They learned how to saddle the horse, steer, post and trot. An added plus was that Prince, their pony, was speckled like Steps High, the horse from the Kaya books they have been reading. Natalia will be ecstatic when she opens up Steps High from her Grandpa Portland on her birthday!

Katya and Natalia BEAMED the whole time--and we were equally happy to watch them. How nice to have their Grandma and Grandpa share that special afternoon with us!


Katya said...

Oh you don't want to open the horse back riding can of worms... that is an expensive addiction for life! :-)

Tina in CT said...

I opened the can of worms when Moscow Mom was in 5th grade and I asked her if she'd like to take a group ice skating lesson. Well, after the 6 week session, she went on to many years of private lessons, custom skates and Lake Placid for several summers. It was all worth it though.

I made the same comment about opening up a can of worms.

Moscow Mom's Mom