Saturday, August 15, 2009

Horseback Riding

Today we invited by a fellow mom of multiples to go horseback riding. I've been setting this up for months hoping to get Kaitlyn on the back of a horse. I have loved horses since I was little but never actually get a chance to go. I have been excited about this for weeks :)

And the great news? Kaitlyn loved it! Yea! I'm so happy. Mommy and Daddy loved it too. Caleb did okay and the triplets had a mixed reaction. None of them got on a horse but Julianna wanted to - Alyssa and Rachel wouldn't come anywhere near it! Oh well, I can break them in slowly.

Meeting the horses:

Giving the horses a treat:

As close as Rachel and Alyssa got to wanting to ride - they just liked the helmet :)

Julianna was much more interested but we didn't try putting her on - maybe next time at least for a picture!

Kaitlyn's on the back of her first horse! She's riding Whiskey:

Kirk with Caleb on Tuff - we figured we'd start Caleb out with someone and not by himself:

And me on the back of Bob - Bob is the slow horse :)

Thankfully we had some help with the triplets so we could all go riding together!

Our family (at least the bigger 4):

Caleb's trying it alone.

Kaitlyn was doing great! She really loved Whiskey - rode him for 2 hours!

Her smile says it all! Priceless :)

Kirk and Caleb on Bob (Bob had the more comfy saddle):

Riding as a group down by the pond. Now I'm on Tuff - I think he was everyone's favorite since he was stubborn but responded better to commands.

After the kids were done Kirk took Whiskey and I took Tuff and we rode for another hour. Love it :) Can't wait to go again. Thanks so much Michelle and Sean!


Candace Hickey said...

Looks fun! Our trio loved feeding the horses carrots back when we took pics with the bluebonnets.

It looks like a nice family day. :)

MaryBeth said...

Looks like you all had a great day! Boy, that brings back memories for me. Back in college I worked a couple of summers on a dude ranch out in Colorado. It was great fun... I loved riding, but I don't think I've been on a horse since.

Cadi, Lance and our 4 miracles. said...

Kaitlyn looks like she's been riding for years. I haven't rode a horse since I went to camp in 7th grade. Even then I only liked the ones that went really slow and followed the horse in front of it. I'm chicken.

What a fun day!

Annie said...

What a great adventure, looks like a fun activity.

Great pictures.

Have a wonderful week.

Cyn said...

LOVE these!! Maggie is a horse LOVER!!! I grew up riding, so I was super thrilled when they got to ride for the first time last weekend at the family reunion at the petting zoo! It was the highlight of the trip!
Pretty cool, because it was the first place my husband rode his first horse over 30 years ago! FUN MEMORIES!

Cheryl Lage said...

What a wonderful experience! Cannot wait to show these images to my little horse lover tomorrow! :)