We don't keep the kids' horse at our house quite yet. They don't ride him often enough, and logistics-wise, it's just easier for him to be at my parents' house with the other horses. So, when Daddy brought him home last week for a couple of days, it was a real treat for the kids. What I didn't realize was just how much Sophie would love him! I put her on him for a short little ride as I walked along beside him, holding her, and when it was time to get off, I literally had to peel her fingers from the saddle horn as she was screaming.
Only a bath would calm her down, so I did that and put her to bed only to come back outside and see Peter still riding!
I don't know that all of them will enjoy riding, and that's okay. I'm sure they'll have to do it from time to time when they're actually able to help on the ranch more. But, for now, it's just fun. And, we'll keep it that way as long as we can!