Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I Just Had...

..to share with you my Grand Daughter's (Madison) very first 'official' riding lesson! Madison just celebrated her 5Th birthday and Don and I gave her a riding helmet, gloves, riding shirts and a gift certificate to take lessons at a local barn. They live in Mississippi. One of my girlfriends bought Madison the riding pants. Here she is all decked out!

Learning to use the mounting block.. even though she still looks a bit small beside the pony.

No comment because the expression on her face SAYS IT ALL!

WOW - she is learning how to post...

..and by golly, I think shes got it!

Here is the You Tube Video (taken before she was posting) .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG43VdqhMRw


RiverBend Farm said...

I love it! It makes my heart sing to see these little girls riding and initiate that love for horses. There's nothing like it!
Stay cool,

vivian said...

and you are a proud gramma! how cute she is! she is a tiny thing isnt she!? love the pics. looks like shes loving it!
such fun!

Dianne said...

You must be thrilled. She is darling.

Justabeachkat said...

She is adorable! Just seeing the photos made me smile.


Vintage Linen Treasures said...

The picture of her face is priceless! Oh My goodness, this brings back so many memories of when my daughter had her first lesson. So Cool!! I'm very glad you shared this with us. I sure needed the smile!
Patricia :o)

RiderWriter said...

Ooh, how cute! I find it hard to believe I was the same age when I started lessons. I was the youngest student they'd ever allowed at my barn, but I was raring to go. They put me on everything from a Chincoteague pony to a Belgian draft cross and I didn't care a bit. I think Madison has definitely been bitten by the bug! :-)

I have to ask, what kind of helmet is that? It's really nice! I'm hankerin' for a new one...

bj said...

O, Julie...she is sooo precious...and sooo tiny. I know you are thrilled to death that she is learning to do something that YOU love doing.
Good good luck to her.
And, how is THE HUNK doing? Sure hope he is feeling better every day.
And, YOU? Hope your cruise made you feel *like a new woman. :))
hugs, bj

Debra from Bungalow said...

I loved this post! My G'daughter is just 3 and loves to ride ponies and I can't wait for her to take lessons!

She looks like she is having a great time.