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For the Love of a Pony

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

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.

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We spent some time using several different brushes and combs to clean up the horses and learning how to braid their manes.

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Then it was time for more fun. The kids got a chance to walk and even run with the mini horses.

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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!

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  1. Wow Amber – trail ride guide in Yellowstone! Really cool! I can relate to your loving those 2 credits in college. That would have been my favorite too. I’m really excited to see what great horse opportunities come up this next year! Horses need attention and I sure do know a girl (and her mom too!) who are looking forward to some fun times! Thanks for sharing your horse story!

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