Riding Lessons

I finally got the kids into some riding lessons and they had their first one Monday afternoon. It was Dd who was originally excited about horses, but I put Ds in too because as soon as I mentioned the lessons, he said, “Well, I wanna go toooooo”. In the end, he loved it! I was surprised because anytime in the past that he’s had the opportunity to get on a horse he declined. Now he’s the one eager for another lesson. I hope they continue to like it because I think taking care of the horses (which they also learn to do) is great for teaching them a good work ethic. For ex. Dd complained of her arms getting tired and how she wanted to stop half way through the grooming process, but you can’t quit on the horse. You have to take care of him. I’m not looking forward to the expense, but if they do enjoy it then I look forward to watching them ride.

I only took a couple of pictures, and they’re not great, but here they are. 🙂


About Debbie

I am a stay at home mom of 2 energetic children. I homeschool them as well. I have a great husband who, after 7 years of working away from, finally has a job where he is home every night. We are trying to learn how to live together again along with adjusting to the lower pay that came along with the job change.
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7 Responses to Riding Lessons

  1. Sirdar says:

    right on!! My kids love horses. They ride the ones out at the farm. Me? I don’t care much for them. The scare me!! I’ve had some bad experiences with horses.

  2. Heather says:

    How cool! I always thought it would be neat to have a horse…but so much work! I’m lucky we have a friend with a horse!

  3. my4kids says:

    i want riding lessons.

  4. Steffi says:

    Wow…I must show your pictures Nathalie!!You know she is our little horse fan!Yesterday she has her weekly riding lesson again!She is always so proud on a horse!!


  5. PortraitofPeter says:

    I am sooooo envious – I want to go horse riding toooo!!

    How gentle the horses are too.

    Wonderful pics.

  6. Debbie says:

    My4Kids – I think, after the kids have had a few lessons, I might end up joining them. I love looking at horses, but I’ve always been a little nervous of them. I want to get over it, though, because they’re so lovely.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I am very proud of your kids. Riding lessons is something I always wanted to do. Good for them!!

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