Bailey had an awesome summer of riding lessons with Diane again this year! She loves everything about this place! This summer was extra fun, because they had baby goats! Bailey and Cupcake had a great summer together. I could see a huge difference in her balance, confidence, and skill level from her first lesson, to the end of summer. We can't wait to go to CA for spring break and put her skills to use!
|Meeting the baby goats!|
|This little goat was so funny! It would get up on the tarp and jump around on it like it was a trampoline. Hilarious!|
|She was so excited to be reunited with Cupcake!|
Bailey got to practice some cross country jumping this summer. There was a course set up out in a pasture that she got to practice on a few times.
Cupcake LOVES the water! Bailey had fun riding her through the canal.
|Having a drink.|
|This little guy was pretty funny! Good thing he has a sweet, patient momma!|
Bailey came to lessons a little sick, and really sore from a race she had run. She didn't really have the strength in her legs for a regular lesson, so she went out on a bareback ride with Isabelle. That was her first time not having a saddle, and she loved it! When they got back, she even tried jumping bareback!
Bailey was getting pretty good at jumping. Diane had her try some things to help her with her balance. She started jumping with one arm extended out, and by the end of the lesson, she could go over 3 consecutive jumps with no hands. Bailey LOVED this lesson!
We were sad when she had her last lesson of summer. She's going to miss Cupcake a lot through the school year!
|She'll miss you Cupcake!|
On the day of her last lesson, she got to milk a goat! She was so excited!
|Hahaha, she was a little unsure about it at first!|
|After a few minutes, she was a goat milking pro!|