We spend Mondays and Wednesdays at the barn where we board our horse Jonah  –  Avalon Horse Farm. It’s become home away from home really. The girls could spend ALL their time here – heedless of  chores waiting at home or school work that needs to be accomplished. Here is where they come alive – where they can disappear on the 75 acres and roam and play. (of course there ARE some rules – no climbing on fencing or machinery – no playing in pastures where there are horses currently )  Here they wander and play and when  I don’t see them for a while –  and I DON’T HAVE TO WORRY – I know they’ll pop back to check in or to eat or to use the bathroom. Here they can be free range kids. They know the rules and the consequences for breaking those rules.  There’s a maturity that comes with being around horses and I know that I can trust my girls.

Here are some pictures. Yesterday was dreary and wet so I’ll also have to take pictures when it’s sunny.

Pasture G – “boys” herd.

Driveway leading off the farm.  All of the fencing you see is part of Avalon.

Outdoor riding arena and in the distance – pasture A.

 

J’s riding lesson. Sorry it’s blurry!  It’s hard to take a good picture of  a moving pony.  He is not ours though,  his name is Paco.

J on Karoly – former circus horse.

And last for today  – R after taking our horse to his pasture and watching J’s lesson.

Bright Blessings.

 

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