Reese asked to have a horse ride for her birthday, and knowing that my wife owns a horse, Reese's mom called and asked if she could bring Reese to see it. Well, we were unable to work that out, but suggested a place near Reese and her mom's home. She took Reese to Serenity Oasis Farm in Suffolk, VA. The owner and trainer, Hannah Carey and her husband, Brandon, were so good introducing Reese to their ponies (horses). Here are a few images of that visit.
After that day, Reese was ready to do a little more than groom and pet the ponies. Since Reese goes to school in Virginia Beach and that's where her mom works, we suggested a place more convenient. Forward Motion Farm is where my wife boards her horse, and is where Ashley Gayhart's "The Ideal Connection" riding program is based. What an amazing time Reese had grooming, tacking and riding a sweet pony named Rose. It was amazing what Ashley was able to accomplish with Reese in just one session.
I hope you take a moment to enjoy the short photo-film below of Reese's adventure with horses.