Wow. It has been so much fun that I haven’t had time to do a blog entry! While we have been doing so many things, with so much to talk about, in this blog I am going to talk about being a cowboy.
The first time I went on the horse it was so incredible that you could feel the legs and muscles more with each step. As we got more comfortable we were able to go farther and farther without Kevin leading us. Then Kevin then told us to go to and around objects, and we learned how to control the horse on our own. In doing so we learned that if you act comfortable then the horse will allow you to control it. Then for our last ride we were able to canter to the fence and back. It was the most thrilling and joyous thing I’ve ever done. All of a sudden, Strider went fast and his gait felt very natural. It was just beautiful and hard to describe in words.
I want to thank Kevin and Amy for sharing their house and life with us and for inspiring Ethan and me to become cowboys!