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Friday, February 20, 2009

Love, Love, Love

I don't remember how it came to be that Madison LOVED horses. I guess she always did so there was no big realization. She was always an animal lover, since she was first aware of them. June 2004, when she was 3 1/2, she rode a horse for the first time while in MT visiting. It was a miniature horse and she was led around a little arena. She looked so cute in her little pink cowboy boots and she had a blast!
The following year, June 2005, she rode again while in MT - this time bareback on a full sized horse. She was already a natural around them, completely comfortable yet adequately cautious.

Although it was a couple years before she rode a horse again, her love for them continued to grow. She had stuffed horses, plastic horses, clay horses, books about horses, pictures of horses, clothes with horses, anything and everything horse! In July 2007, when she was almost 7, I heard of a place she could take lessons and quickly signed her up. She was thrilled and instantly fell in love with Kristen, her teacher, and Rogue, "her" horse. She cherished her time with them both and loved learning about riding and taking care of horses. She continued her lessons until we moved (Nov 2008). She misses Kristen and Rogue TONS and can't wait to go visit them!

This video is a collection of short video clips and photos of Madison enjoying her time with Kristen and Rogue.


Karmen said...

Good pictures/video. It's so cool she loves them so much and has had those opportunities to ride and experience horses. I have only ridden one once, and that was just being led in a circle. I think having a horse and living in the country would be ideal :)

Coriander said...

good video! Fun to have it set to music like that! It is fun to see how this passion has stuch with Madison. I remember LOVING all things horse for quite a while many years ago! Wish I had kept my horse collection for her!

bekahe said...

The girls LOVE watching this!! Good job Madison:)