07/31/2013 Xoe Rides a Horse

Sunday Xoe and I went with grandpa and Nana to see their horses Toffee and Duchess at the stable.  Xoe got to watch grandpa and Nana brush and groom the horses in preparation for riding them.  She also got to watch them feed peppermint candy to the horses.  Xoe was terrified of the horses at first but slowly warmed up to them after she watched Nana and grandpa with the horses.

Nana and Grandpa rode the horses around the stable for about 30 minutes each.  After Nana finished her ride, she asked Xoe if she wanted to ride Toffee.  Xoe seemed to lose all fear and got up and rode the horse like she had been around horses all her life.

The first ride was with Nana riding with Xoe, and grandpa walking the horse Toffee.  Nana has been around horses all her life and does Dressage riding. Nana helped Xoe feel comfortable around the horses, so Xoe’s first ride was a lot of fun.

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VIDEO Xoe’s First Horseback Ride  This is a video of Xoe riding the horse on her own.

After the ride, Nana cleaned Toffee, and brushed out his mane and tail.  Then she feed Toffee some carrots and peppermints.

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VIDEO Xoe Feeding Toffee Some Carrots and Peppermints

Xoe’s first experience with the horses was a success. She started off terrified but by the end of the day she was riding on her own and feeding Toffee all by herself.  Xoe is lucky to have her grandparents who take her to the stable and let her ride the horse.  I think she learned a lot about horses that day and I look forward to going there again some day.

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