Next Generation of Horse Lovers

I was excited this past weekend to share my love of horses with the next generation.  My friend, Agatha, brought her 8-year-old son, Luke, to the Triple H Ranch.

Before he rode or even met the horses, he told me how much he liked them and even Sugar in particular (since he knew she was the horse he would ride).  I showed him briefly how to groom and some safety tips before the big ride.  He admitted he was a bit scared – he had never been on a horse before.  I told him that was the smartest thing anyone has ever said before they rode.  He had every right to be nervous, Sugar is big – almost 16 hands high.

After Les tossed Luke up, I said we could just wait a minute and told him to let me know when he was ready to walk.  It only took him about 5 seconds to be ready to go!  We walked around the back pasture while he said how much he loved horses, Sugar, and wanted to get his own horse.

Luke Sugar

Sorry, Agatha.  This is how the equine virus starts:)

luke kobi

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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