I finally took a riding lesson while at school! I took a taxi to another boarding school nearby which has an equestrian program, and had a half-hour lesson aboard one of their lesson horses named Buddy.
He was a sweet little horse and a lot of fun to ride. He's a Morgan cross. His trot was really smooth and fun to ride--especially to sit! My instructor at first said we would probably only trot because his canter isn't great, but we did canter and eventually jumped some cross-rails. I'm really excited for future lessons!
I also, predictably, hung around for a little while to take some pictures of some of the other horses around the barn. Here are some of my favorite shots.
It's been a while since I've posted, and since then I have returned to school. I'm taking all new classes except for Health, which include Honors Geometry, Spanish 3, Digital Photography 1, and Visual Arts Foundations. But I don't have any pictures from any of those (I will have some from Photography soon, hopefully!). I do have many developments from the farm to report.
First, Eliza gave birth to twins the day after I left school. Their names are Ricky and Pete, and of course I have photos of them. They are named after a security guard and P&P man who help out at the farm quite a bit.
We also took out the team--Roca and Kate--with the wagon on Sunday. It took us more time to harness than it did to actually drive them up to Wallace and back, but that was due to sizing issues and the next time should go more smoothly. Although they were kind of butts on the ground while we were harnessing, they are great when they're in harness and pulling. Of course, Kara was left behind and NOT happy about it, but she gets all the attention when I'm in the saddle so she shouldn't be complaining. Maybe.