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Do you remember your first ride?
Originally posted by puddleplasher

I like how the smile gets bigger as the photos go on. I think another one's been hooked.... so to speak...


Zackly what jumped out at me.

WAY precious thread. [Smile]
"There is something about the outside of a horse...that is good for the inside of a man." ~Winston Churchill~
Hannah looks like a natural!

I love the pictures, I bet Hannah already has a few copies for her bedroom wall.

for sure hannah is really happy.. and her ability was getting well..
I think I was riding before I was walking so I don't remember it ;-) Love the look of excitement on her face!!!
Hannah's first ride reminds me of all the first time riders I taught to ride when I was giving riding lessons. Great job in capturing such a special occasion, Hook. Can you imagine what it will be like for Hannah to look at these maybe 5 or 10 years from now? I bet she'll love the memories.

I really don't remember my first ride. Unlike Hannah, nobody took any pictures. But I do remember my first day with Lady. She was a 48 inch tall Shetland bred pony. I was 11 years old too, just like Hannah. Lady looked hugh to me since I'd never had an opportunity to stand close to an actual horse... just rides on the pony rides at fairs and such. My step-mom had Lady staked out on a rope to eat grass in the backyard, and I can remember sitting there in awe of this pony and not quite believing that my dream had come true. Ever since I was about 3 years old I'd been asking my dad for a pony, and there she was! Of course I had to share her with my two brothers, but Lady was my pony too.

My first ride? I do remember it was bareback. We didn't get a saddle until later. I can remember a rein in each hand and hoping I wouldn't fall off. Lady sure put up with a lot from us three kids. She had a world of patience.

I really don't know how I missed this thread. I just stumbled across it yesterday. I typed out a reply then, but it didn't take! Oh well. At least this one took. I can't wait to see another series of pics of Hannah's next ride. There will be more, right?

"God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses"
--Robert Browning

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
-- Author Unknown
Originally posted by Red Hawk

I really don't remember my first ride. Unlike Hannah, nobody took any pictures.

Red Hawk, that's probably because they hadn't invented the camera yet! [Wink]
"You learn a thing a day, you store up smart" - Festus Haggen

"A man’s soul can’t be hidden,
From the creatures in his care." -
Hard Candy Cowboy by Debra Meyer

First rides I remember ...

A neighbor had an old gray mare (I thought of her as white) that was basically a pasture ornament. Friendly though - she'd come up to the fence whenever anyone would approach. It was one of those three-rail plank fences, all whitewashed and perfect for a 5-6 yr old to try to climb. We'd take turns climbing the fence, jumping on the mare's back and seeing how long we could hang on. She'd usually just amble a few steps and then kind of shrug - and I'd fall off. Thinking back, that animal was a study in patience. Good thing.
"There is something about the outside of a horse...that is good for the inside of a man." ~Winston Churchill~
Hi Hook, only just seen this thread, wot wonderful pictures, and wot a very lucky young lady, I had my FIRST riding lesson when I was 59 wish it had been when I was 11, but hey better late than never and I have no regrets, just a few bruises and many hours of happiness with (I hope) many more to come.
Thanks for sharing with us/
No foot - No horse

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