Thursday, April 14, 2011

Project 2011 - Week 15

Last Friday, Princess and I headed back out to Dream Acres . . . to make Princess' dream come true. (Corny, I know. I just couldn't resist.)

And Princess got to ride a horse for the first time. I think the hardest part was getting on the horse! Technically it's a pony. I got to learn what a pony is. It is a full grown horse that is less than 14 hands high. I really had no idea!

She started with being led, but toward the end of the lesson she was riding on her own. Of course, the batteries in my camera died and the backup batteries were dead, too! Grrr . . . Her instructor is so kind and patient. She is just perfect for Princess. I can't wait to see what happens at the next lesson! (And the batteries are all recharged.)

As for me, I'll save my update for next week.

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  1. Oh, thank goodness you were able to get some pictures before that dreaded red light came on!

  2. Even your back up batteries went dead? *lol* I didn't know folks carry back up batteries.

    She looks good on a Pony. I learned something new today.

  3. Hate it when the batteries are dead and I miss the perfect shot. You got some good ones though. Looks like she had a fun time. Yay Princess!

  4. Seriously, Sherry! I went home and charged them all. Now I'm ready!

    It brings a smile to my face every time I think about it, Denise. :D

    I know, Bernie! Right?! I think from now on I need to carry two sets of backup batteries!

    I'm relieved I got some good shots, RasJane. I wanted video, but that will have to wait for next time. Princess is counting the days to next time.

  5. I hate it when my camera dies as inopportune times!

    The photos you did get are gorgeous! Looks like she had a great time!

  6. It will never happen again Bona Fide Mama. I'm putting backups to the backups in my camera bag.

  7. Those are beautiful shots and it looks incredibly fun for Princess! I knw what you're saying about the batteries! Last night my son FINALLY got put into the LaCrosse game and my stinkin camera battery went kaput. lol

  8. Oooh, how fun. Those are really great shots. She looks she's pretty comfortable on a horse. :D

  9. Thanks, Sheila! I am so sorry you missed your shot the other night. :-( I know that won't happen again for you, either. Some lessons are quickly learned.

    Sheri, she loved being on a horse. We go again tomorrow and she cannot wait! So much fun!

  10. Oh how wonderful for Princess!

    And your photography is going from strength to strength - love the closeup of the boot in the stirrup.

  11. It is wonderful, Cate!

    And thank you so much for the compliment! Coming from you, that means A LOT to me. :-) The boot closeup is my favorite, too. I love that you love it!!! Cate, you have made my day!