Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Little Cowgirl!

If you remember this post, then you know that Claire has a running list of things that she aspires to do. Well she was so lucky this past weekend to check off one more thing off her list...RIDE A HORSE!!

My little sister Nicole's boyfriend, Aaron, has a farm and many horses. So when he heard that Claire wanted to ride a horse, he happily volunteered to bring her out and let her ride! So Shane and Claire went out Saturday afternoon with Nicole. Claire had a blast!! Apparently, she was a little pro!! Shane was ready to buy her a horse when he called me after they were done on how well she did (WE ARE NOT BUYING A HORSE)! Claire loves animals and is really gentle with them (except for the occasional times she carries Sadie or Shane's Mom's little tea cup shihtzus =)). The plan was for Shane to first ride, then Claire would ride with him...and maybe/hopefully ride on her own. Shane got on this specific horse and he could not get control of it. So, Shane decided it would probably be better for Aaron to ride with Claire. So they both got on and started riding around the field...the next thing Shane knew, Claire was riding by herself, with very little help from Aaron!! She was leading it around wherever she wanted, and was in total control...of the same horse that Shane could not get going =)!! She rode a few horses and had the time of her life! By the time they were done, she was riding completely by herself! Here are a ton of pictures that Nicole took for me...
Thank you so much to Aaron and his family for letting Claire come out have such a good time!! She will remember this forever!! She is still telling me all about it! Where were me and Owen? Well Owen is not as much of a fan of animals as Claire. He loves dogs, but that is it! He was terrified of the bunny in their spring pictures as school!!!! Tough guy Owen...we were at Amanda and Addison's playing and eating pizza!!!
Have a great day!!!!

20 comments:

Brown Eyed Girl said...

How much fun!!! I'm sure she had a blast! I am dying over the pic of her with her leg up! She's such a poser! So cute :) What a big girl to ride by herself! She looks so proud!!



And I love how your sister's name is Nicole and she is dating someone named Aaron - that's me and the hubs names!!

AmyT said...

I love that she has her 'bucket list'..that is so cute!!! She looks like she had a blast!!!!!

Traci Fritz said...

How fun! You can tell she had a great time!

My name is Megan... said...

she looks like a natural!! so pretty :) I like her her list is coming true :)

Nessa said...

Aww brave Claire, its so awesome you're fulfilling her dream list!! ;)

writing4612 said...

That was sweet of him.

Shw really looked like she had a great rime. I'm dying laughing over the fact that Claire could control the horse that Shawn couldn't. It must have been her sweet talking that won the horse over. :)

Tara Gibson said...

she looks so happy! i love these pics! she is def a natural!

CAMoore said...

She really favors your sister in that one picture of the two of them together!

What a great day for Miss Claire!

Brown Four...Never a Dull Moment said...

I love the pictures...her expressions are priceless!

I'm so glad she had a wonderful time!!!

Kim at Scarlett Boutique said...

OH-MY-SOUL!! That is the sweetest thing, ever! She is such a big girl, where did our baby go? That was so awesome of Aaron to do that for her, we love him! Poppy is gonna have to buy her some boots, a cowgirl hat,...

Kelly said...

That is a great hobby to have! I was a total "barn rat" and it kept me entertained and out of trouble growing up. I am still horse crazy and ride any chance I get!

Amanda said...

Oh my! What memories that brings back! Claire looks like a pro--so comfortable! I know you are so proud of her! And we had a great time Saturday, but Addison sure was sad she missed Claire! =)

The Heckathorns said...

Lucky girl! She looks like a pro on that horse!

Claire looks so much like your little sister! Pretty ladies! :)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

too cute!

Jillian said...

I love horse back riding and horses are my favorite animal!! So it looks like you might have to get that girl into riding lessons:) She looks like a natural!!

Maggie said...

Those ar some awesome pictures, Rachel!! What a little dream come true for her!!! =) She looks so happy!!

Did I miss something? What happened to her forehead? Is that stitches?

Lane said...

What a little pro!! :)

Do you KNOW how jealous Heath was when he heard about this...the man talks about getting a horse almost everyday. I need to hide this post from him!! LOL! :)

alyssa said...

how fun!!! it looks like she had a great time too!!

amywelborn said...

LOVE the pics...how fun!!

Jessica said...

I LOVE the horses and the band aid!!!!