Friday, March 1, 2013

Hoofprints in the Sand

Theresa and I went on a brand new excursion to our compound this past weekend.....Jeddah horse stables.  It was a great morning, with a little cloud cover and not too hot.  Transportation was provided and the hope is that there will be two trips to the stables a month. 

Theresa was the only one riding and actually got to ride two ponies, Beauty and Caramel.  Caramel is actually a retired circus pony and they could make her smile. 

The stables had a few pure bred Arabians which were gorgeous.  I was surprised at how small these horses are.  At these stables the Arabians are used for show and not ridden.  Our instructor said that it is quite rare to find a pure bred Arabian; most are actually Thoroughbred mixes and therefore slightly larger.  The last picture shows Theresa petting the one we got to see. 

Please do not be upset by seeing Theresa without a helmet.  I was next to her the whole time and had let another child use the helmet since this child was riding alone (the parent was riding with the adults).  If we continue this and she chooses to ride without me next to her, she will have a helmet!

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