Bunny has been asking forEHver to take riding lessons, and I've always pushed her requests aside. I didn't really want to get caught up in the horse world and have to navigate through all its demands on time and money. But I DID want her to be around horses and to have some fun in a barn…so I kept an open mind and even considered seeking out some local lessons.
But as often happens with me…something landed in my lap! My friend Angela has an adult daughter who is excellent with horses and who has begun to take on students for lessons. The barn is very close to us, and it's not a "horse show barn" with crazy demands and high pressure. Even better, Kendra agreed that we can take lessons only 2x a month (instead of the usually 4x a month) so that it isn't a strain on my calendar. Perfect!!
Bunny has been really enjoying her time at the barn. Kendra is a tough teacher but that means Bunny is learning a lot. Teva is a great horse for Bunny--not exactly "push-button" but still very well trained so that a beginner can ride. And the barn is small (about 5 horses) but still "large" with a fantastic indoor arena and all the amenities of a larger operation.
Here are some pics of one of Bunny's first lessons:
|Usually one of the kids comes to watch.|
|in the saddle|
|learning about the tack|
|Bunny is all smiles!|