Wednesday, 3 August 2011
It's been the most beautiful day today, and Hannah has been for a ride over Portsdown Hill. The bridleway was full of summer flowers, butterflies and birds and she loved every minute of it.
She hadn't been riding for a few months and had really started to miss the ponies, so we thought it was time to get back to it.
To be honest i find it a real struggle financially to keep up with all the activities Hannah would like to do, and out of all those activities riding is the most expensive - but, it's also the one she gains the most from. Just being out in the countryside does wonders for her, being on a pony, learning to trust him, being at one with him, learning to understand him, those things are so enpowering and give her such a peaceful confidence in herself that it is more than worth the struggle.
Today she rode a lovely New Forest pony called Travis - he took really good care of her, even when they encountered a fire truck complete with flashing lights !!
Next week she is going to have a lesson in the riding school and is already really excited about it!!