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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:12 +0000hourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1By: COD
Tue, 23 Sep 2008 22:46:02 +0000http://www.hornes.org/2008/09/nothing-in-particular/#comment-1986Delaney is 12. She took her first riding lesson for her 7th birthday, and quickly moved to weekly lessons that haven’t stopped yet! We leased a horse for a year when she was 10, and bought Skip when she was 11. Along the way I also bought a big gas guzzling SUV capable of towing the horse trailer that I also had to buy.
And yes, the HSing definately makes it easier. Delaney spends 2+ hours with Skip 4 days a week, plus horse shows on the weekend. That would never happen if she was in school all day.
Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:07:27 +0000http://www.hornes.org/2008/09/nothing-in-particular/#comment-1985Speaking of long jerseys – I’ve seen some that were tucked in and still hung down below the shorts. ;)
Thanks for the look into the happy craziness of your lives right now, and we’ll pray for your sanity!
Mon, 22 Sep 2008 03:15:19 +0000http://www.hornes.org/2008/09/nothing-in-particular/#comment-1984Chris, you are funny. We figured “no private school tuition bill = plenty of money for a few horsie lessons”. Not to mention the extra time in our schedule, which really makes a difference too. Regardless, I now see the error in our logic! How old is your daughter?
Peter, sadly…no. He is quite a little dude, even if he is already six (well, as you of course know!). Most of the boys’ jerseys are really big on them the first year, Nicolas’ even more so. Parents buy with the idea that the kids can wear them at least two or three years while playing for the same team. You should see the size of the girls’ volleyball jerseys – they hang down below their shorts when they become untucked. So the girls have taken to tying those sweet little side-knots.
Mon, 22 Sep 2008 01:55:21 +0000http://www.hornes.org/2008/09/nothing-in-particular/#comment-1983Is Nicolas wearing a cape in that picture?
I hear you on the regular exercise. Maybe after this week is done…?
We already have our own idea about what might happen with the flower girls, and have warned Sandra about our respective premonitions. Hopefully we’ll get it all on film.
Sun, 21 Sep 2008 23:02:12 +0000http://www.hornes.org/2008/09/nothing-in-particular/#comment-1982The riding lessons are cute, until she wants her own horse. Been there, doing that, just back from 4 days at the state 4-H horse show. Riding lessons are the first step on the road to financial ruin. I know of what I speak, they named a section of that road after me.
Not that I don’t love every minute of it :) I’m just resigned to the fact that I’ll be the 80 year old guy handing out carts at WalMart because I spent too much money on horses in my prime earning years.