My boys visiting the new barn for the first time.
All of us finally over a terrible cold. Hugs with Valiosa. Some wonderment as she accepted their presence from the get go. My oldest has taken to photography and snapped some lovely shots for us.
He wants full credit for this. So, people, all these photos are from Skyler, 11 years old! Thank you Skyler!
We took a nature walk with Valiosa. Had the most wonderful time. Then, the unforgivable sin;
Mounting and riding my 3-year-old greenie alone. On the trail. With no Steering, Stop, or Go button. Despite promising everyone I wouldn’t do this. Please forgive me. Don’t try this at home!
She stayed calm. Although she did have to follow my youngest son in his tracks along the trail to be able to go forward. And yes, there was no steering.
A wonderful Christmas gift, from both her, and my boys, to make this happen. Back at the open parking lot, my little 9-year-old horse trainer felt his job was done. Plus he had a blister in his rainboot.
Stopped before things went seriously wrong. And also to take a breath. My own. She was just fine. Wonderful brave mare.
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
You’ll look up and down streets. Look ’em over with care.
About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.”
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
And you may not find any
you’ll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you’ll head straight out of town.
It’s opener there
in the wide open air.
Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.