There are three kinds of people: Those that don’t know peanuts about horses; Those that enjoy being around horses; and Those that live and breathe horses! I am personally in the middle category but my 7 year old daughter is one that lives and breathes HORSES! I don’t know where the love has come from but she has fallen in love with all things ‘equine’. That means that I am learning about horses, donkeys, ponies and mules.
For the Love of a Pony
If you can’t own your own horse, what’s a girl to do?
We don’t have the space or resources to give our daughter a horse. So what do we do to help develop her love for horses? We love going over to visit our friends who own horses. They provide a great resource and help my kids to learn about horses and some basics about their care.
Yesterday, we spent several hours with the mini-horses from Lil Wrangers Rescue (a not for profit equine rescue group specializing in the rescue, rehab , and rehoming of equine in central Ky) learning how to put on the halter, attach a lead rope and groom the horses.
We spent some time using several different brushes and combs to clean up the horses and learning how to braid their manes.
Then it was time for more fun. The kids got a chance to walk and even run with the mini horses.
Thanks to Jana, Kayelynn and the Lil Wranglers Rescue for giving us the chance to be around your horses and ponies! What a fun experience for all of us.
What about you? Are you a “horse person”? What’s your best tip or story about being around horses? We’d love to hear!