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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Horseback Riding in Georgia

We recently drove to Florida for a family vacation. We spent our first day driving 14 hours from our house to my husband's Uncle and Aunt's house in Georgia! We were excited to spend the next day with them at their home and had a wonderful experience, spending the day with Aunt Marlene and her horses! I'm pretty sure the girls were in heaven. ;)


Marlene spent a lot of time with them, teaching them all about how to take care of horses and how to act around them. She showed them what each of the horses eat and the girls helped to get their food ready and feed them. I think it was a great learning experience for them, and was so happy that they could do it!




She uses this sled to move bales of hay for the horses, but on this day, the girls got a fun 4-wheeler ride around the property! :)


Thankfully, Marlene had boots in lots of sizes available, because it was messy business! I thought these little cowgirl boots were so cute :)


After taking care of the horses, it was time to get ready to ride them! Here's Katrina, all set with her gear:


The girls got to brush their horses (or pony ;) and put the saddles on with Marlene's guidance.


Then it was time to get on! Talia went first and learned how to guide her horse. This girl has always loved horses, so it was a really special experience for her.


Next it was Katrina's turn to ride "her" pony!  Marlene even showed her jumping position and her horse "jumped" (okay, maybe walked) over the poles on the ground. :)


She had fun walking her horse around after that and was happy as could be.


I'll end with a photo of Ken with one of the horses. We didn't ride while we were there, but it was fun to watch the girls. I am so glad we were able to visit with family during our trip- it was so fun to get to know them better, and I'm so happy the girls were able to have this experience!



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15 comments:

  1. What a blast! My girls are a bit younger than yours and they've love when they've done pony rides on a halter lead in the past. I took horseback riding lessons when I was a kid, and I'm considering doing the same for my oldest.

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    1. That's so fun- I know my oldest would LOVE to take lessons!

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  2. What a fun thing to do! I haven't ridden in *ages*, but it can be fun for the whole family. Its looks like your girls had a fab time! :)

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    1. I haven't either- I was a teenager last time! My husband never has!

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  3. Great photos......LOVE the boots!

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  4. I have never been on a Horse,but i do love them.Your photos are beautiful!

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  5. Horseback riding is such a fun family activity. Great for everyone to enjoy and such a useful skill for kids.

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  6. I started taking horseback riding lessons a year ago. I had to stop for a while, but I think its time to literally get back on the horse! This post reminded me how much I loved it!

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  7. This has got to be the best "pit stop" ever! What an amazing memory for the kiddos! And those boots!! Love them too!

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    1. It really was! I'm so glad we had the opportunity to spend time with family that we don't see often! haha yes, the boots were so fun :)

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  8. Looks like the girls had an awesome time and how kind of your husband's aunt to spend so much time with the girls, teaching them all about the horses. What a wonderful experience, I bet it will become a lifetime memory!

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    1. Yes, it was so cool of her to do that. They loved it! I don't think we'll ever forget it. :)

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