Monday, 2 May 2011

for the love of horses

for the love of horses

What little girl doesn't love horses, right?!? My little girl has been asking to go horse riding for about six months now, and lucky for us one of Cam's work colleagues has a beautiful property in the Yarra Valley with three horses* on it... and lucky for Daisy, one of those horses is the lovely 30 year old, and so very gentle, Cocoa.

riding

happy riders

riding

where does the carrot go?

My kid had so. much. fun. They really could have hung out with and ridden Cocoa all day. We did manage to get them to sit and have lunch {albeit briefly} before they were off to find more adventures; climbing trees, petting chickens, trying to catch pigeons**, and nagging to be back on the horse.

a visit to the country

We had an enjoyable couple of hours exploring the 'farm', but I've gotta admit, at their young age, and with all that exuberance, I was utterly exhausted by them. I can only imagine what a culture shock they were to our generous hosts!

* and lots of chickens
** there was about forty in the coop, who all flew out their 'little exit ramp' as soon as the kids left the coop...