Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Riding Lessons

This week we had the last of our riding lessons, which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Leaving the barn yesterday, I felt so sad leaving all the horses behind. We've come to know several of the personalities at the barn, and the thought of not having any horses in our lif made me feel very melancholy.

Our plan is to go back for another round of lessons in January when we'll have a little more free time. The lessons are expensive enough (paying anything four times can get expensive!) that we don't want to pay for another session when we'll be gone much of December. In the meantime, we'll enjoy some time off and continue to read and learn about horses as we get our barn and property ready.

The long-term goal is to purchase a family horse of our own, and we've really received loads of help on that front. We have our eyes out, waiting for just the right beast to come into our lives. This spring, I'll be taking a horse ownership class down at a rescue organization called the Ranger Foundation, and we'll open a space in our hearts for a new old horse.

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