here are shots of an early morning horse session… we don’t even put street clothes on – we just pull boots and jackets over our pajamas and head down to the barn!!
she has her feed bucket and all is well… finally!
tromping through the enclosure just as happy as can be!
and now we are home and she is back to watching the horses from the window…
mom keeps a pair of binoculars around and jasper figured out that she can see the horses better with binoculars – it’s like magic!
so she walked around most of the weekend with these binoculars around her neck 🙂
unfortunately, there was a not so happy ending horsey-wise for jasper lilith this weekend – right before she was going to take her first official ride in the saddle, we were giving satin some carrot treats and satin accidentally mistook jaspers thumb for a carrot… i mean the horse chomped down on it!
there was screaming and tears and guilt and self-recrimination and, needless to say, no riding after all of that…
once she got herself together, we didn’t worry about getting her up on satin, we just wanted her to not be afraid of satin… which she wasn’t, whew! we are standing there watching mom ride satin and show off some tricks for jasper and jasper says, “sateeen bite han’. ‘aspah cry. sateeen cry?”
yeah, satin cryed too but on the inside… right? right?
i teased her the rest of the day about tasting sweet like a carrot which must have just confused satin and later that evening when we were at home, jasper held her hand out and said, “carriiit hut!” and she was joking with me and just wanted some kisses!!! how funny is that!! might be our two year olds first joke ever… well, at least the first one that i understood (she must tell herself jokes all the time cuz she will be talking to herself and then just laugh or giggle like she just said something funny – it is pretty cute)!
her hand is fine although the thumb is a bit bruised but i think we survived her first horse bite…