Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Barebacks


Rick's mom loves it when her visits coincide with flowers and/or fruit (I'd accuse her of coming JUST for those, but I know better. :-) She's been out picking berries in our garden every day, and yesterday she decided to look for any remaining good cherries on the tree on east side of the house.

When she recruited Brian to help her, he decided he needed a "boost," too - only Breezy would be a lot more fun than a ladder!

He didn't last long; soon it was more fun to carve on a stick (note Breezy tied to the gate in the distance).Then it was back on Breezy; he even gave Grandma a ride!

I have been disappointed that Brian hasn't shown more interest in riding his pony since Cowboy Campmeeting. Then I found out that he has been going out and riding her around the pasture bareback with her halter and lead rope! Not long rides, but he has been enjoying her nontheless. Today with my help he was able to bridle her by himself twice (Grandma helped him yesterday); I predict he'll have even more fun with the control the bridle gives him.

That's it for now at . . .

11 comments:

Kara said...

What a great pony! So glad she is working out.

Nancy K. said...

They sure LOOK like they've formed quite a bond...

MiniKat said...

I always preferred bareback myself. Nice to know he's enjoying her more than you thought. ;-)

Dawn said...

When I was his age I spent lots of time on my pony just like that, bareback, with a lead rope (maybe). Sometimes even laying on my belly reading with the book on his butt. A kid and a horse, its a really good thing.

Kenleigh's Fiber Studio said...

That is wonderful! They look great together.

Gail V said...

Kids 'n' horses, grandma picking fruit, what great summer images.

Karen B. said...

Really nice pictures, Michelle. Especially Brian picking cherries on horseback! What could be better?

Jody Blue said...

Very sweet! Thats how I spent my summer days as a kid, its sweet.

Tammy said...

What a beautiful pony. I'm seriously envious! I'm glad that Brian has been secretly bonding with his pony. Perhaps thats the best way for both of them right now.
Tammy

thecrazysheeplady said...

They look great together and I LOVE the picture with his grandma riding with him. She looks like a hoot!

Shula said...

Everyone looks like they are having fun. Nothing beats hanging out with your pony.