Ohio – Horses

Friday, November 27th 2015

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When you’re an “old” cowboy with a *huge* heart,  you get your grandkids up on a horse.  But first, breakfast.

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Then, it’s off to the barn:

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Saddle up:

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And git!

Gavin tries out “King” in the ring:

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ClaraJane gets on “Precious.”

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And tests the breaks.

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A bit more around the ring, with Alicia riding bareback on Dakota:

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All systems are go and we are RELEASED into the wild blue yonder:

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Freedom! (;

ClaraJane discovers she *loves* to trot:

 

 

 

As such, at one point the saddle lists slightly to the side, and Clarita bounces right down to the ground.  Here she is an instant before impact (yes that’s the kind of mother I am):

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I pick her up and begin to coddle her before coaching on the importance of gettin’ back up there.

“Do you want to go see Grandma Sue?” I ask at first.

“No,” she says plaintively, “I want to get back on.”  And so she does.

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Once back at the ranch,  ClaraJane declared she really likes Precious:

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“Because she really cooperates!”

 

ClaraJane isn’t the only one who enjoyed a wild adventurous ride:

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Gavin:  “YEEEEHAW!!!
Horse:  “Is that… corn?”

 

 

 

♡                                 ♡                                     ♡
Thank you Grandma Sue and “Old” Grandpa Paul!

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We will cherish these memories forever.

♡                                 ♡                                     ♡

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