Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Horseback Riding Lessons

Sooooooo sorry that I'm just now getting back to blogging. It's been a busy couple of months.
In September she began taking horseback riding lessons. It was something she'd been wanting to do since June but with my back surgery and it being super hot, we never had time to make it happen.
Her teacher's name is Rachel and she's a college student who has grown up riding and competing in barrel racing etc.

Her lesson would always start out with prep work like brushing, cleaning their hooves, and feeding them.

She also teaches how to put on the bridle, saddle etc.

She said Sophia is a natural (the way she sits in the saddle). And Sophia is really good at getting the horse to go in the direction she wants it to go.

She takes lessons every Wednesday. It's funny because we grew up near the place where she takes lessons. It's right across from Meadowview Estates. We used to see the horses all the time when we were kids and wished we could take lessons.