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