A Smiling Horse and Girl

July 17th

A friend’s daughter mentioned that, “ALL SHE WANTED TO DO IN LIFE WAS TO RIDE A HORSE AND BE AROUND HORSES.” So, being the auntie who loves to spoil the little ones in my life, I started researching taking her for a lesson. Kerivan Farms in Gilbert was recommended and I cannot speak highly enough of the owner, Alison. She is great with kids, fairly priced and has this incredibly perky morning demeanor that I could never muster. Especially in 100 degree heat. With children. And giant animals.

The morning was great. K had fun and I had a blast catching up with her mom and taking photos of all the animals, including Louie — the smiling horse:

A morning lesson at Kerivan Farms

A morning lesson at Kerivan Farms

A morning lesson at Kerivan Farms

A morning lesson at Kerivan Farms

A morning lesson at Kerivan Farms

A morning lesson at Kerivan Farms

A morning lesson at Kerivan Farms

When it cools off, I hope to return. I’d love to take a couple lessons. Or go on a desert horseback ride.

We met a 12 year old girl who boards a horse there and was at the stable for a morning ride. I mentioned to her mom that I finally met the one girl who got a pony for Christmas and she smiled. I couldn’t tell who was happier: the girl on her horse, or her mom for having made that dream come to pass.

~K

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3 Responses

  1. Such beautiful animals and photos you took, Kelli! You’re a wonderful Auntie!

  2. Beautiful! What a treat!

    I took Caroline and a friend horseback riding in a canyon near Flagstaff. Oak something? It was incredible, frightening and invigorating!

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