I can not begin to tell you how much Walkie enjoyed this horse on Friday. He was so excited to get to the farm to meet him and Peppi did not disappoint. He was wonderful. He is a quarterhorse and has been well trained. Nana says he still needs to gain some weight, but with Walker around giving him treats I think that will happen pretty fast. Here are a few of the highlights.
Here is Walker riding bareback because he could not wait until Jerry got home to help Nana saddle Peppi up.
Here is Nana teaching Walker that you have to hold your hand flat to feed the horse so you don't lose your fingers. This is all news to me too. I was not raised around animals, but Lon was.
Here are the boys on one of the hay bales. They had a great time playing on the hay.
Here is Walker getting off "by himself", or so he said. Nana says it is very important to learn how to do it from the beginning, but I think once he realized how high he was he welcomed Jerry's help.
Here is Walker learning how to lead Peppi with a rope.
And for those of you who wonder where Connor was all this time, well here are a couple pics of him and his mischievous self.
That is Mama, his Great Grandma, trying to get him off the fence while I am video taping Walker on the horse.
So this is Connor doing EXACTLY what I said NOT to do...
And this is the "I told you I could fit through there" face that I get so often.