Tuesday, January 7, 2014
First Ride of the Year
The Christmas Break involved more than just school. Logan's Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons also went on hiatus. Last Saturday we started back. Breaks are a good way to relax and recharge but hey its time to get back to work at the good old horse arena where nothing ever changes. Whoa, hold on what is that at the far left?
Hey Bob must have got this for Christmas. I like it. I like so called Cowboy Art. I think when it is good it is ironic, good hearted, and funny, without being vicious.
Cowboy sound systems though... They need a little work.
The various halters, leads, and bridles for the horses. They are all tagged individually for each horse.
Logan rode Seven today. Seven is a trained cow pony but the arena got him for a song because he has a trot that will "scramble your brains." Bob had Logan riding the horse doing things and then answering your questions. Logan got them all except "What is your Dad's middle name?" So, then it is like "Daaaadddd? What is your middle name?????" "I don't know buddy, if I tell you you will laugh at me.", "No I won't!" Well he did.
The good instructors know how to keep the kids engaged and interested. It takes more than instructors though. It takes an army of volunteers to brush the horses, saddle them up, unsaddle them, feed and water them, muck out the stalls, clean the horse poop up, and just generally help out.
It's all about the "clients" at this place. Most of them are kids but they have some adults also.
It's all good at the horse arena. I'm glad to be back.