I took the boys to Suzanne's place yesterday, just past Pleasant Valley, where she keeps several horses and ponies, and trains lots of young riders. She's invited me to bring the boys out on a few occasions, but we've never been able to quite match up times that we both had available at the same time. Finally yesterday the stars were aligned, or something, and it was a beautiful day for a first pony ride! They were SO excited, and Suzanne taught them how to sit, hold the reins and relax their legs; how to say, "Walk on, Scott!" and, "Ho!" to stop. They had the biggest grins on their faces the entire time- they were not afraid, and turned out to be natural riders, at least from my little-experienced perspective. :) We are greatly indebted to you Suzanne! Thanks for the wonderful day, and the yummy chocolate cake!
Check out my new Flickr account for photos of the day!