My girl loves horses – I’ve said that once or twice before.
For those of you who’s kids are at school for their first year know how important it is to see them at about the six week mark. It’s when homesickness sets in, when they become weary with classes and perhaps roommate issues begin to rear its ugly head. It’s why colleges plan parents’ weekend for about that time, they have the kids’ best interest at heart. In the case of the our girl, well, she’s been home the majority of the weekends since she’s been away so we’ve seen her quite a bit since she left. We love to see her – but we want her to begin to feel more comfortable at school. The social experience at college is almost as important as the academics when it comes to personal growth.
The husband suggested that we give her chores to do and feed her frozen pizzas and perhaps she would come home less. Ha!
Anyway, she is doing well overall and she and her roommate are getting along, classes seem to be going fine, and her homesickness has lessened but we felt that it was important that we see her in her element at school. We went to a football game, but there was not much else the girl wanted to do that weekend. She didn’t want to do the chili cook-off or run the family 5K through the town (we didn’t either). She did however, research a trail ride through the mountains. Which means I had to get on a horse.
Hmmm, which one shall I pick? The nicest one I hope.
As it turns out, I don’t get to choose, I get the horse chosen for me. His name is Whiskey.
The girl rode Sunshine – which makes our duo, Sunshine & Whiskey:) I love that song!
Here it is – love that Frankie Ballard!
I was a little nervous, I admit it but Whiskey knew exactly what he was doing. What a good horse! The trail leader said to watch out for wildlife so after a period of time I was comfortable enough to actually do that.
It’s hard to take photos while you are on a horse don’t cha know.
I did see some wildlife. If you look close enough you’ll notice some things called – humans. They blend right into their environment.
There are some more of that species.
The girl saw this first, a deer in the woods. She was laying down and trying to be inconspicuous.
That my dears, is the extent of our wildlife sightings.
It was a nice weekend and it’s always great to see our girl! I’m leaving you with one more photo from that weekend. It’s God on display.