In February, my little girl turned four, and look what she got!
She's been riding Jasper more, although some days she says "He's too big for me."
In which case she gets to ride Melissa the pony, and sometimes she gets to go for a trail ride with me.
Emma and Rob even joined us for a walk, but I doubt this will happen much when the Florida summer heat and humidity arrives.
Like every good horsewomen in training, Rylie's getting a well rounded barn education. Just try to pick up a pile she's working on, and you'll hear "Hey! That's my pile!"
Emma's favorite activity while the big girls clean stalls, making sure Jasper stays in treats. As you can imagine, Jasper adores Emma.
I've been spending more time at the barn than I have since Buddy died, and I'm loving every minute.
My barn family threw me a great party for my birthday last weekend, complete with glitter bomb (I'm STILL finding glitter, guys, seriously).
We got rained on, but had fun doing some jumping and taking a shorter trail ride in the evening.
The whole weekend was full of horse time, including a great evening ride up to the lake with Jamie.
This is my favorite view: Horse ears, check. Water, check. Green tree line, check. Blue sky, check. Heaven.
My birthday gift to myself, an LED breast collar, IT'S SO COOL. Now to bring it to the model world, it's on my to do list.
The dogs will help, they say.
Emma and Rylie like to help when I'm working, they work on getting out every toy they own. Seriously, this took 20 minutes:
As another gift to Rylie, we took a trip to Disney World.....
This is my favorite photo of the trip. I'm still that horse loving little girl inside, who can't help but get excited at the sight of any and all horse related things.
I've been making a LOT of custom halters recently, and I've got a few new designs. Here is Roy from the barn modeling a new feather halter I made, he's got the most fabulous mane I've ever seen, seriously it goes past his neck.
His mom Stacy loves him, Roy's a real sweetheart in addition to being so handsome.
There is my overdue update! :)