Our six year old's Daisy Girl Scout Troop went horseback riding today. Most of the girls, include ours, have never been on a horse or around them before. The girls learned about horses, how to groom them, had a led ride, did crafts, drank hot cocoa and ate s'mores. They all had a blast!
Demi's horse was the grand dame of the barn at age 28. Miss Flo was gentle and patient -- even though her rider kept asking if she could please go faster. It was a very chilly and windy day as mid-central Florida winter days go -- 56 degrees with 10-20 mph winds. So the hot cocoa and s'mores were a perfect end to a fun afternoon.
Demi had the best time -- in spite of recovering from a cold -- and now wants to take "REAL" horseback riding lessons. As I knew she would!