Wednesday, July 15, 2009

thank you, Firestorm and Scout

The dream of learning how to ride a horse has been there for quite a while now. And having passed the 40 barrier and going lightingfast towards the next big zero makes dreams weigh even heavier.

Age, zeros and time have no such impact on a 7, almost 8 year old. She just wants to get on a horse. Period. Now. Period.

I guess getting a whiff of the whole horse thing at the Taos Rodeo gave us a little push in the right direction.

The whole event was amazing, we loved every second.

Mother and daughter, unified in a quest, we got us our western riding lesson yesterday morning.

I guess it is easy to tell how much we loved it. Scout took good care of Fiona and my guy's name is Firestorm, obviously NOT abbreviated from his behavior.

Another lesson learned? You are never too old to try something new.

And apparently you cannot be too young either. He is living proof.

He is four years old. I wish I knew his name.


  1. So (if you'll pardon the pun) was Taos your 'first rodeo'?

    Missed you at stitch last night.

  2. ah...the good life. Its clear that you enjoy exploring the world with your kids. Its one of my favorite things, too.