On the flip side, my children are Animal MAD. Dogs/Cats/Horses/Iguana's - you name it, they want it.
My eldest daughter has been horse riding since the age of 2... She turned 12 this week and is still as crazy about it as ever.
The last time I tried to get on a horse, I was about her age. I went off with my horsie friend Laura to go riding on her horse she owned at the time. Bragging all the way about how my sister loved horses and we were really horsey people, convincing her how much I LOVED horses & that I was such a PRO rider.............
Really?! I was sh*tting myself all the way there.
I popped myself up onto the 'hoist-yourself-up-step thingie', all kitted out in the Gear , and proceeded to throw my chunky, 12-year old self onto the horse.
Totally missing the saddle and landing on the horses backside.
I was M.O.R.T.I.F.I.E.D
Needless to say, I never tried it again. I think I'll let my girls take the credit for this activity from now on. :)
|x Niamh & her beloved Heidi x|