Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Horses


When we went to Grammy and Poppy's house to get peaches, the fun was not just limited to stuffing peaches in freezer bags. Grammy has horses. Emily Rose got to go out for a trail ride behind Grammy on her beautiful horse Chief. Grammy didn't realize that Grandma Faith had been teaching Emily a few things about horses too.


So when they got back to the corral, Emily got to show Grammy what she could do. She rode Chief around in the fenced area for quite a while and did a real good job. Next time we are at Grammy's Emily will get some more lessons.

Forest wanted to go out looking for little critters, so Poppy took him for a hike. They found two live rattlesnakes they named Timmy and Jimmy. They found the skin that Timmy had recently crawled out of, so that came home with us, and Timmy stayed at his home. They found a mama cricket full of eggs, along with other things that I don't recall.

Grammy and Poppy have a young horse named Bucky that they have been working with. He was ready to have a person sit on his back for the first time. Since Forest is the lightest kid available, he got to have the first try. Poppy stayed with him the whole time, and Bucky did really well. They gave him a treat, and practiced getting on and off several times. Then Emily Rose got a turn. Bucky did so well. It is clear that he is going to be an excellent horse.

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Ann said...

Your children will be so glad that you have these pictures and blog memories for them to enjoy when they get older. Memories like those with grandparents are extra special.

Mrs. Darling said...

How I would love it if my kids had horses to ride! What gorgeous pics. What lucky kids.

Pamela said...

emily rose has thick as a horses mane head of red hair...

Donetta said...

What a wonderful treasure they hold in the Elders involvement in their lives. This is so beautiful to hear of. God bless you and yours

VJ said...

Hey EJ! Tony would think your children so luck to have grandparents with horses! Congratulate them on a job well done.