Kids and Horses

Last Sunday was an exciting day for us.  Les’s granddaughter, Karoline, rode for the first time, without a lead line.  Since she’s not quite 5 yet, I wasn’t ready to let her go completely on her own, so thankfully my mother allowed Karoline to ride with her.  I didn’t even watch!  Les took the video, so the first time I saw it was when I compiled the video.  She didn’t do too bad, either.  My next step is to ask some favors of some good friends and get Karoline some real lessons (please, Carol!)

Below is the link to Karoline’s video and for those that haven’t seen it, the video of my nieces, Emily (age 13) and Lindsay (age 9 at the time) riding this past summer – all on their own:) 

I’ve also found another great article in Horse and Rider magazine by Jennifer Forsberg Meyer:  Of Kids and Horses.  If anyone has some pointers on assisting kids with riding, please let me know.

As with all my videos, they have music…so if you are watching them at work, mute it first.  Enjoy!

Karoline’s video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1TWES6VxpY

Emily & Lindsay’s video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLPc9V_smaQ

About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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1 Response to Kids and Horses

  1. Laurie says:

    So cute! Way to give that girl so good childhood memories.

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