Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fun Friday: Mary and Snow Leopard

This past Friday, Mary and I went to the horse farm just next door to The Commons, and she took her first horseback ride without any assistance from her teacher and friend, Ellen. Mary's equine companion, Snow Leopard, was (mostly) a gentleman, although you'll notice in the video that he kept trying to make a bee-line for me based on the knowledge that I had treats hidden in my jacket pocket!

You may also notice that Mary rode Snow bareback without reins or a bit, and she actually did very well with only leg pressure and her close connection with Snow to keep him in line!

After conquering her fear of heights at the Grand Canyon in May, Mary has now also conquered her life-long fear of horses, with many thanks to Snow and Ellen for the opportunity!

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