Thursday, September 27, 2007
A Sunday with the Horses
As soon as my husband read that the horse riding school near our place would be celebrating their anniversary with a feast, that day was already marked. Nope, we didnt tell the kids. It's supposed to be a surprise; since both are so horse crazy.
The area is just a few minutes walk away from our house, and whenever we go for a Sunday walk; the kids would always steer us to the horses. Can you imagine their surprise when they saw the going-ons? Well, the surprise was a success. We came in time for the first horse riding program. The kids got five ride tickets at once.
Papa was a bit dubious about leaving the kids alone on the horses; but the kids just ignored his panic. They were ready to ride. They didnt even wave goodbye to us, hmm... Oh well, seeing them swaying gently, in rhythm: on top of the big beasts was awesome. I am not a fan of horses myself, nor my husband: but I am proud to see the kids being one with the horses.
As for MC, she simpls repeated her wish, a wish that we've been hearing for almost two years now: 'I want to ride a horse when I am bigger. '
Like before, we said she can do what she loves best though we warned her that taking care of horses does not mean only riding them; it also means grooming, feeding them, cleaning their stalls.
No problem, she said. 'I want to learn how to take care of them. I want to be with horses.'
Since the riding schools accept kids from ages six and above; she must wait for another three months. Would she want to ride horses then?