|Allie and Daddy meeting PJ March 2013|
|March 2013 -Slight sign |
|Nope. Not going to ride.|
|I'll walk PJ|
So, in March, we went for our evaluation. Allie could not be encouraged to get on the sweet horse we met named, PJ. She did enjoy brushing him, however, but sitting on him was out of the question.
|"Allie, this isn't how we ride a horse"|
|She came back from the trail|
ride facing the right way!
|Kayley and Allie|
Last week we began the fall session. Again, I had a conflict and couldn't attend. Tim was able to be there for only part of it, so Sherry and Kayley came to the rescue again. I was thrilled to hear that Allie got right on again! Tim was a little concerned as he saw her waiting and was worried that they had her wait too long, but when it was her turn, she told Melinda "no" and proceeded to be allowed to be put on PJ. She had a great time as you can tell from these wonderful pictures. Melinda was so proud of her!
Today was her second lesson of the season and I finally got to see Allie ride PJ all by herself! At first, I worried, too.. she was waiting so patiently and I was afraid she wouldn't ride.
But, she started the lesson by walking PJ into the ring and following instructions and next I knew she was on the horse doing a fantastic job! I found out later she wanted to ride the whole time, but it seems it may be a game now to make everyone wait. Allie seems to like to be in charge and when she was a ready, then she said okay.
|Looking for Mom|
Either way, she was riding the horse again and participating and learning and growing!! She had such a great time. She didn't want to get off the horse at all.
|Confidence shining through|
|Mommy watches Allie go on the trail ride.|
I'm so proud of Allie - and so is everyone else. I hope she will want to continue to ride horses for a very long time!
|Melinda is signing to Allie how Proud she is of her!|
I love her teacher!!