Sunday, May 25, 2008

Moving cows

The Ranch Foreman was at our house last week-end moving cows. He stopped by to say "Hi" and thank us for having him over the night before for our Big BBQ (read about it here). He was using Ace the horse my husband normally rides when they work cattle.


He decided that kiddo numero uno might like to have a ride on Ace, her favorite boy...


She wasn't quite sure about riding with Randy at first, and so Daddy decided that he would take her for a little ride around the field in front of our house.


Notice the fantastic riding clothes she has on. A summer dress with Nike's..........very stylish...


Ladies, there is nothing sweeter then watching your husband ride with your little girl safely tucked away in his arms. She was in heaven!!


She finally decided that it might be OK to ride with Randy. As long as she got to go for another ride she was willing to get over the shyness bug...


This is Ace. He's getting over his camera shyness too. Isn't he handsome!!


So Randy decided that kiddo numero uno should go with him to move the cows in the pasture beside our house. She was all for it. They set off across the field to gather the cows.


Here they are getting farther away. I was terribly afraid that she would freak out half way out there and need to come back, but she loved it and didn't have any problem leaving us to work cows with Randy.


They came back about an hour later. Randy was incredibly patient with her and only had to trot a couple of times to keep the group of cows together. He said that she was a little anxious about that, but didn't mind too much.


Notice she did change her clothes before they left to move cows in to something a little more appropriate.


Kiddo numero uno now thinks that Randy walks on water and is always looking for him, hoping that he will let her go with him again. It was the perfect day for her!!

I have to admit that my heart burst with pride and joy watching my daughter find her new love. I have always had a love for horses and now my girl has the "bug" too.

6 comments:

Pony Girl said...

That was so cute! I bet she had a great time moving cows with Randy and Ace, and won't stop talking about it for days, I'm sure! Say, glad to see Ace got over his camera shyness. He has a beautiful face, and what a kind eye! That is a good horse. Especially to pack kiddo numero uno around so nicely!

Meg said...

Love this post! GOOD looking caballo too!

Hey, email me, I can't find your email address!!!

Rising Rainbow said...

I think a summer dress is a great choice.......the nikes might be questionable. lol

territerri said...

What a nice guy to give your little girl such an amazing experience. It sounds like she's got her first crush now too!

Strawberry Lane said...

What wonderful photos! That is one adorable little cowgirl you have! And ... Ace is simply beautiful!

Valarie said...

That horse is gorgeous! Your daughter looks so natural up there. :)