Our love of horses has been a love affair since we were married. Have had quite a few horses on the place, but there are always “very special” ones that remain in your hearts forever.
This is “Jack”. He now belongs to our granddaughter Amanda, but Jessica grew up with Jack. She bought him as a yearling colt when she was about 11 with her money she’d saved from 4-H winnings. They had a special bond, and when Jessica comes home in the summer and rides him again, it’s like he remembers her. It is so special that Jessica’s little girl Renee is able to ride him. A wonderful horse friend to Amanda and Jessica.
This new filly is at Stephani’s farm in southern Minnesota. Her name is “Wren”. Stephani breeds quarter horses, and started out riding a pony when she was 5. Her first experience on a pony wasn’t a good one, and she started riding the big horses right away.
This is Skoal. He has been around for a long time too. Stephani’s first horse of her own has been gone for a long time now, and Skoal is now the “old guy”!
Here is “Jack” and “Ace”. Leah, Jessica and Renee had a good ride when Jessica was home. Look at that smile on Renee’s face ~ she really likes to ride the “horseys”.
Isn’t this cute!!!!!!!!!
Amanda on Jack back in 2007 at a 4-H horse show.
Here is Stephani on Leah’s first pony “Tinkerbell”. The pony would stand there while Steph would take a running jump to get on! It was so funny ~ we’d watch and laugh so hard, because her running jump came to a complete stop before she would jump! I have an old movie of it somewhere. Should get the old projector out some time to watch and get it copied. Leah was given this pony when she was 5 years old as a Christmas present from her babysitters family. That was the beginning of horses for the kids.
Leah’s first bigger horse, a POA named “CurleyJo”. Here Leah is close by in case Steph needs help.
I am so happy that our girls grew up with their best friends ~ their horses. That love affair still goes on today as adults with their own families!
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Have a great Friday and weekend.