There once was a cowgirl...

They say that all girls love horses, and I think that for my girl, that is especially true. She's always loved playing with little toy horses and coloring them in her color books, and seeing them put to pasture as we drive down country roads.

Yesterday we got to see the real live animals when we spent most of the day at a local ranch for a friend's birthday party. All the kids loved seeing these huge, beautiful, gentle animals. And I confess, I got in my snuggle time with a particularly gentle horse or two. Suddenly I felt five again as well and was a little sorry I didn't get a chance to ride!

Audrey was terrible excited by it all and not the least bit shy or afraid of the animals. She plopped right up in the saddle and sat tall and regal as any little rider would. She trotted around on two large horses and then wanted more. This is how being a cowgirl begins, I suppose.

Giddyup!
~H

17 comments

  1. ahhhh, another cowgirl is born,, what a little darling, she looks so comfy up there!

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  2. What a lovely photo. My daughter went to a horse riding party when she was younger, she loved it.

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  3. Oh, her expression is priceless. Go little cowgirl! :)
    Happy Weekend,
    Jenny

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  4. That is so beautiful! What a lovely horsie :) Don't watch War Horse if you love horses, just throwing that out there hee hee. It's a tear jerker!

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  5. Yep, another horse crazy little girl sittin right up there! I raised two of them and we even gave in when they were 12 and 14 and bought them their own pony and horse. Horses are just so beautiful and riding them is the thrill of wind in your hair and speed in the saddle. IT is addicting!!Audrey is quite adorable!!Save your pennies, Mom, because soon will come "can I have a pony, Mom? Please??? Please??? Please?? I'll never ask for another thing if you get me a pony!!! Pleezzee??? Just warning you!

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  6. My little girl enjoys horses a great deal. How great that yours does too!

    She looks wonderful on top of her horse :)

    m.

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  7. So how soon after the party did she start bugging mom and dad to get her a horse of her very own? I mean, surely you could fit another creature on that property of yours, right? Maybe a pygmy? ;-)

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  8. @LAurie- Thank you! Yes, she was so at ease with the horses, I was impressed. She is such a funny little thing. She's had a love of horses for a couple of years now, but I was surprised how confident she was.

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  9. @ Jo, I bet she had fun! I know all these kids did. Its a great idea!

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  10. @ Jenny Lee, I know! She's been expressive since the day she was born. She was quite the cowgirl!

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  11. @ Jennifer- thanks for the warning! I dont like sad movies much, especially when its something sad involving an animal!

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  12. @ Winnie, she hasnt asked for a pony-- yet! But I know that she had a great time. She was such a natural. I'd like to take a riding lesson myself! These kids get to do all the fun stuff ;)

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  13. @Amomentinmyday- Thank you! Girls do love ponies, dont they? Maybe its the beautiful hair? hehe. I saw one that had Bon JOvi hair there!

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  14. @ Holly: Ha! You've been to my house and seen my tiny yard! Only toy horses around here Im afraid! Luckily this ranch was just down the road :)

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  15. She looks to be a natural on that lovely horse! I've never been on a horse - it's something I'd love to try. But it would have to be a very very slow and patient horse! :)

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  16. What sweet horses and what a sweet photo of Audrey! I've only been on a horse once (my cousins lived on a farm out near Crescent). Despite growing up in Oklahoma, riding just wasn't something I ever got into, but I have considered taking lessons here in Wichita.

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  17. Aw, look at the cute little cowgirl. My love of horses flowed into being fascinated by Unicorns. Which I still love to this day.

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