jon is home now but jasper and i are still here at neena’s! and lucky us because jasper lilith rode her first horse today!
now she has sat bareback on several of the horses plenty of times but we finally had a jasper-sized saddle for her and boy, did she take advantage 🙂
no need to ask if she had a good time – there wasn’t a moment that she didn’t love.
ok, well, except for the moment when she had to get off serena the horse – that moment could have never come and she would be just peachy!
this is jasper’s, “i AM smiling smile.”
when jasper does something for the first time, she is often very serious and focused and she looks it! jasper puts her entire being into doing whatever it is she is doing and it takes a while for her to lose that “leave me alone, i am concentrating” look – it is pretty darn impressive to me and also, very cute!
you can see this intense look in the pictures – it took several times around for her to relax and start to loosen up…
“good sewena. you a good horse.” jasper says as she pats serena’s neck.
richard and jasper taking a turn around the round pen.
and the stars of the show? neena and jasper lilith!!
with a cowboy hat even! john let jasper borrow his and when she put it on, she exclaims, “it not too big to fit me! i so excited!”
thanks, richard for taking our picture! i think this shot is a keeper 🙂
we leave tomorrow and i am sure i will be hearing (from jasper) about how she is going to miss all the animals.
although it if were up to mom, i would be leaving with the kitty in tow! really, jon, you had better thank me!
we had a happy thanksgiving at neena’s house! thanks for the good times!
(and the horseback ride – that went beyond good times for jasper, i think and deserves a special mention.)