Sunday, July 15, 2018

Summer Horsing Around

Yesterday we picked up the younger child from her two-week girls' riding camp at Black River Farm and Ranch.

It was her second year attending a session, and she had another fantastic time.

On pickup day, the camp puts on a show with all the girls participating in their riding groups.

It begins with a parade around the ring.

The various groups demonstrate what they've learned over the two weeks.

From basic riding:

Vaulting (acrobatics on horse back). Did I mention the horse is moving as they do this?


Leah's Riding group demonstrated bareback skills:

Yes, all 4 hooves are in the air as the horse canters merrily along. She did great and was very poised and handled the horse well the whole time.

Leah received the award for most improved returning rider - out of 500 returning girls.

After the show she took us around the camp and we got to meet her friends and her favorite horses:

The mini donkeys were ridiculously cute:

We then took her out to lunch and drove on home. We're still working on the camp laundry today. She had a great time and wants to return next year.

1 comment:

drjim said...

Awwww...that's just great. Congrats to the young lady!

I haven't been on a horse since I was 12 and spent the summer at my cousin's Appaloosa ranch in Twin Falls, ID.

I really enjoyed riding then, and it's something I'd like to try again as long as the horse is mild-mannered.

I'm sure I can find some "Beginning Horsemanship" classes here....