Tuesday, September 1, 2009

An afternoon at the barn

There are some days that I just love living in Indiana.  Something about living in the "country" (which, by the way, I totally don't...it just seems like I do sometimes!) warms my little heart.  I love the way things move so slowly, I love sweet tea (I used to hate it, but now I love it...especially when mixed with lemonade!), and I love horses.  

My little sister, S, takes riding lessons at PALS, which is a therapeutic horseback riding program.  Once a week, S goes to her riding teacher's barn to help take care of her horse, Sweetpea.  I've gone with her several times.  It was such a perfect day today that I decided to break out the fancy Blackberry camera to take some photos.  

The barn, of course, has a resident cat.  Don't they all?  
This is Wyatt.  He's pretty curious.  He is gorgeous, and also for sale.  I daydream about bringing him home and keeping him in the guest bedroom.  I heart him.  
Wyatt, meet Blogland.  Blogland, meet Wyatt.  :)
This is Sweetpea's nose.  She loves shoving as much of her nose through that little window as possible.  I'm pretty sure she thought I had a treat of some sort...but, you know, I didn't.  Just the Blackberry.  Which she definitely sniffed quite a bit.
We took Sweetpea out and groomed her.  I helped!  I did her left side.  It looks fantastic.
Sweetpea enjoying being pampered!
Aren't horses beautiful?  Even with the poor quality photos, they look so gorgeous.  

12 comments:

Brittany Ann said...

I love horses. When I used to work with terminally ill kids, we rode horses with them, and it was A-Mazing! For me. For the kids. For the horses. It was just perfect.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love horses! I wish there was someplace close around here to ride!

Rachel said...

I grew up in the country and I wouldn't have wanted to live anywhere else. Our parents got us a pony for our birthday when we were like 8 because we loved riding our cousins horses. She was a great horse.

Lucky in Love said...

That is so great that you do this! The horses are beautiful! What a great day :)

Piper Jacquelyn said...

They are SO beautiful! I've always wanted a pony. We grew up in Iowa on a "farm," but didn't have animals or a barn or anything...just land! But it certainly was lovely!

Lucy Marie said...

That sounds like a wonderfully relaxing day. The perfect spot!

Jenn said...

I love horses - i'm so jealous you get to go to a real BARN!!!

kilax said...

Aww! This makes me want to go horseback riding! We had a horse for a long time, but I never learned how to ride, and have always wanted to.

Happy Daily said...

So beautiful! What a great way to spend the afternoon!

I hope you have a nice day!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

That is so much fun! Very cute pics! What a fun day! (I did her left side, it looked fantastic, haha!!)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Lucky you! They are such beautiful creatures and I love being around them. You could totally hide Wyatt in your guest room.... =)

Legallyblondemel said...

Ponies!

But seriously, PALS is a great program; we have something similar here in Austin, and I'd like to get involved one day.