Friday, January 18, 2008

Inexperienced

That's me. Inexperienced horse back riding mother. I really thought the horses would be on pavement for some reason. I didn't anticipate the mud, hay, and poop. So my daughter is the only one showing up in shiny, pink, brand spanking new cowboy boots. Which now look like this:







But she didn't care one bit. She was in heaven as she rode her first horse by herself with no one beside her. As I sat watching, squeezing my hiney cheeks in fear for her life. She did great, that little stinker! Thank yall for all the sweet comments about her surprise...yall are just the best!

18 comments:

Sherri said...

I'll get the helmets out in the mail to you tomorrow! They make rubbery kind of boots that go up to your knee that are easy to hose off--that's what my kids wore. They don't cost TOO much.....

But she looked so cute in her pink boots! I'm glad she had fun!

Sherri

DeEtte said...

Oh, what fun!!! Hannah says "maybe one day I do that!" to which I answer..maybe one day, not yet!!
Carlie looks like she's loving in! And well, the boots all muddy just prove she's an authenitic, real, horseback rider now!

Sophie's Mom said...

That's one sassy cowgirl in the last picture! Love it!

Leigh said...

Precious pic of her "before". LOL It didn't occur to me that you wouldn't expect the mud, hay and poop! I guess I thought in the back of my mind that you had her some black rubber boots to wear for the real deal. I hope her beautiful pink boots aren't ruined! Now, go to Walmart and find her some horse-riding, stall-mucking boots! :)*

Journey to Lilly! said...

What a purdy cowgirl!! Isn't all the mud, poop & hay, & horses fun though!! Can't wait to see Carlie's hair flying in the wind!!
lv ya,
Kim

Walker said...

LOL!! I love it!! That is one beautiful little Red Head! She is just glowing....muddy pink boots and all!! lol!!

...I can't wait till McKenna gets a little older...she wants a horse NOW! But, daddy says she's a little young... BUT I want a Paint...NOW!! Except..I'm chicken!

Jan said...

Oh my goodness...this made me laugh so hard!!

What a great memory...riding your first horse all by yourself.

Jan :-)

Family4Liv said...

I have been anticipating these pics, thanks for posting. You are so funny as Carli is cute in her all her horse getup! She is adorable! I can attest to this as a great hobby for kids as they grow up! YEEHAW Carli, you go girl!!!

MichelleQ said...

I didn't even think to warn you about the shoes! I was thinking the whole time, I hope she doesn't think they're going to let Carlie wear that cowgirl hat! They'll require her to have a helmet! LOL

mommy24treasures said...

those pink boots are SO perfect! SO sorry about the yuck part of a farm... oh well... at least she had fun.

Shalita said...

Hey, just to make you feel better--I would have sent my girls in the very same outfit! I am also the mom that sent Danay out on the soccer field with a bow, earrings, necklace and a bracelet. I never knew they would stop the game and ask that her jewelry be removed. Oh well, Carlie and Danay both looked cute and that is really all that mattered! You and I got some cute, prissy pictures!

The Princess's Mommy said...

She is just the cutest thing in that hat and boots! I love it! I'm glad she had a great time!
Love,
Monica

Anonymous said...

You crack me up. Did ya not think horses ate hay and if they eat hay, they are going to poop, and they are not trained to hold it, like kids and puppies. Carlie looked pretty professional in that outfit, she might just be the next Annie Oakley, now don't tell me you don't know who she is? I know I am old, but surely you rememember her. You and Shalita make a good pair. It's all about prim and priss. I just sat and laughed at the two of you. Made my day. Love ya, Ethel

Stefanie said...

Geesh girl, where you been? Of COURSE, where there are horses there is horse POOP! And LOTS of it ;) Tell you what, she sure looked CUTE a top that horse! So glad she had such a great time! And mamma got a bootie workout in, too :)

The Young's said...

You just made me laugh out loud!! How funny!!! You've gotta have "presence" right? No matter where you are! She looks adorable...mud and all!!! I am so excited for her!! :)
Buffi

Sonya said...

LOL! That is GREAT! What a doll!

Dollar General said...

I send Anna to dance with NO SHOES! I think they should be provided - HA! Just Kidding!

Carlie looks SO ADORABLE! I'm so glad she is gonna be a horse back rider! She will soon tell you what to buy for the classes.

Us REBEL ROUSERS need to get together again. How was the milk in the SNOW? I'm so glad we were able to find some! HA! B/C of you no one else could be as fortunate!

I love you!!

Oh, and for a baby name what about Shalita Laine Dollar...PRETTY CUTE!

Lisa said...

She looks like a REAL cowgirl now, mud and all! So precious!