So I did what any good mother would do. I pulled out the full-force peer pressure.
"Charissa? You know what? Abigail has a horse. She does! And you know what else? She RIDES on horses! You really should ride a horse like Abigail."
It was as if a light bulb turned on in her mind.
"Really? I want to ride a horse, too!"
What excellent parenting skills I have! Or maybe not. But it worked, didn't it?
So, she climbed up on that horsie's back and a beautiful friendship was born.
|"If Abigail does it, *I* can, too!"|
|"Yee-haw! I'm so glad Abigail rides horses!"|
|Concentrating (with the reigns!)|
|So proud after her ride :-)|
|"Thank you, Lucky!"|
Brandt joined in the fun, too. His favorite thing was sticking his fingers up the horse's nostril.
And THEN! Mama got to ride a horse! Doug snapped this pic as we were leaving. I have missed riding so much! Since my wrangling years, I've only been on a horse a handful of times. Yay!!!
Thank you Erin and David! We had so much fun!