Another riding lesson today and the girls learned a lot.
Because their fashion choices always amuse me, here’s a quick shot of the different jeans they bought for riding. Ree (left) bought skinnyskinny jeans and has really been into tank tops this month. Ro went for the flared jeans with cute little snap pockets on the behind. We’ve been stocking up on jeans lately because they’ll also need them for our China trip over Christmas (it will be COLD).
Choosing brushes, always a big decision. Oh what to pick what to pick, the pink bristled because it’s so cute or the brown one because it’s easier to hold...:
Ro’s horse today was a handsome fellow named Justin:
And Ree’s horse was a lively boy named J.D.:
Ro really got the hang of making tight little turns today. And she got to trot, which always makes her grin:
Ree likes trotting too and wants to know if they’re going out on the trail any time soon. Um, no:
How much does this picture make me grin??? I might take one of these shots every lesson (but don’t worry, I won’t make you look at it every time... Heh.):
Cuties. I kind of want to take a lesson with them. Has anyone picked it up after decades of not riding? If so, tell the truth, how much did it hurt?
PS 1: When the girls were brushing their horses, I made a few kissy noises at J.D. and Ro said “Mama, he’s not a hamster!!” Hee!
PS2: Thanks for all the help with helmets. We went shopping armed with the following tips from blog comments in case anyone needs them: Get ASTM/SEI approved helmets. If you go to a tack store, they will ask the child to bend over and put their heads down, with the strap unhooked, to ensure a good fit. Need a twisty button in back to adjust. The helmet should fit very snugly - you should see the skin on their forehead wrinkle when you wiggle the brim. A helmet designed for schooling versus showing will save you a huge amount of money and they come in fun colors and weigh far less than the show helmets.