On Saturday, Eliza and I drove out to the barn to meet Kelly, who said Eliza could ride with her that day. This was Eliza's third time riding a horse, so I'm sure she felt like an old pro. Haha. This time, we helped Aunt Kelly bring in the horse Eliza would be riding, "G" (short for Gallahad):
Kelly showed Eliza how to clean out G's hooves, and then Eliza helped brush him.
After Aunt Kelly saddled him up, Eliza was chomping at the bit (haha) to get on, so we wasted no time. Kelly asked Eliza if she would like to ride by herself or if she'd like to ride with her and Eliza said, very clearly "by self". Eliza loves her Auntie, but I guess she wanted to have the saddle all to herself this time!
Eliza was on cloud nine on that horse! Kelly lead G around the property a bit, and Eliza just sat there riding with the biggest smile on her face. G was so incredibly sweet and gentle, the perfect "kid" horse, as Kelly said.
We are so very lucky to have Auntie Kelly in our family (but not just for the access to the horses, of course!). I hope there are many more days like this in Eliza's future!