Gramma asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I said, "A horseback ride!" I love horses! A friend named Amy taught me how to ride. She told me I should ride as many horses as I can and learn from as many people as I can.
Kim is the new friend riding next to me. These are her roping horses.
One of the things I learned is that when you ride someone else's horse, you should always ask the owner to ride the horse first. That way you get to know if the horse likes to take off while you're getting on.
It was a windy day… and my horse was amazing. My horse is eight years old and what a sweet heart. We took a short ride because a storm was coming. You know how afraid all horses can be when a storm comes. When I ride, I feel like something great and wonderful is happening. It was such a nice ride I would like to do it again.
A ranch takes a lot of work to run. I learned that the hay costs about 130 dollars a ton. And they have to put five hay bales out each day. They had to sell half their herd so they can buy the hay.
On their ranch they have chickens and pigs, too. Kim has four pigs and a dozen chickens. They have about 13 horses there on the ranch.
It is so pretty there. It felt good to wear my new cowboy boots and they work really well. You can see the ranch in the video below!
Thank you Kim for teaching me more about riding and taking me on a tour of your ranch! It was a really special day!
Bye for now,