They say that all girls love horses, and I think that for my girl, that is especially true. She’s always loved playing with little toy horses and coloring them in her color books, and seeing them put to pasture as we drive down country roads.
Yesterday we got to see the real live animals when we spent most of the day at a local ranch for a friend’s birthday party. All the kids loved seeing these huge, beautiful, gentle animals. And I confess, I got in my snuggle time with a particularly gentle horse or two. Suddenly I felt five again as well and was a little sorry I didn’t get a chance to ride!
Audrey was terrible excited by it all and not the least bit shy or afraid of the animals. She plopped right up in the saddle and sat tall and regal as any little rider would. She trotted around on two large horses and then wanted more. This is how being a cowgirl begins, I suppose.