See! I told you I am behind!
Anyway, remember this post? Well, this is the rest of the fun we had that day. Riley has been begging and begging to ride horses. Everytime we pass a horse, he asks. Which is about 5 days a week, as he passes two sets of horses every weekday going/coming home. He has been asking this for as long as I can remember, at least a year! So New Years weekend, he finally got his chance.
I was worried, that even though he has asked and talked about doing this, he would chicken out when it came time to actually get on the horse. I walked him out to visit with Montana ahead of time. He was a little apprehensive at first, but then warmed right up. He remembered feeding the horses pears in the fall, and desperately wanted to do so this day also.
Soon the horses were put in their stables in preparation to saddle up Montana. Riley and Montana were friends now.
Then a sweet little cowboy and cowgirl helped out in saddling Montana up
Then, it was time time to ride! Riley hopped right on with Jay, and off they went.
Jay taught Riley how to make Montana go left or right, and stop. Riley took his job very seriously!
Later, Jay put Montana in the ring, which meant the kids could ride him by themselves.
He enjoyed making Montana trot!
Later, Riley thought it was hilarious to see Montana rolling about. Must have felt good getting that saddle off!
The next day, we took a walk down the railroad tracks, where these 3 looked for treasures
These two were too sweet for words
And this guy couldn't decide what rock was his favorite!