I haven't posted any pictures of the wee equestrienne lately, so here you go. Tacking up Chewy for a ride. Walking Chewy in the ring before practice. We have a long tradition of going out for pho on especially cold days. After a couple years in Florida, anything in the 60s now feels insufferably cold. … Continue reading Horseback riding and a new place for pho
Tropical storm Nestor moved through yesterday, thankfully, which means it did not interrupt Elise's horse show. We have one very happy but very tired kid. Very proud of our little equestrian.
Elise has another horse show on Saturday, so she spent her riding lesson this week working with her trainer on what to expect. The weather has cooled down in Florida, which makes us want to spend all our time outside. Chewy is getting a winter coat already. Even he was happy with the weather. Look … Continue reading Some riding pictures
One of my favorite parts of driving through the Florida countryside these days are the thousands of sand cranes hanging out in recently plowed fields. They follow the tractors as they harvest crops or turn over fresh soil, taking advantage of all the creatures the plow reveals. Somehow they have no fear of tractors, but … Continue reading Farm life, sporting life
Elise riding Chewy, a purebred Welsh pony. And Chewy getting a bath. Yes, a horse will drink water from a garden hose like a dog.
I'm really proud of Elise's equitation these days. Check out her posture... Impressive for a seven-year-old, no? Here's a shot of her getting her pony, Chewy, ready for riding.
Today was the first day of the Summer Equestrian Program (or "horse camp," as we call it in our household) at the stables E trains at every week. She did a similar program in March and is very excited to see her friends again. (This is hunter-jumper riding, not western.) E ready to get on … Continue reading Summer Equestrian Program