When he was six months old, I photographed him on the back of my gelding. The image shows just him sitting squarely on the horse’s very wide back. Somewhere in Google-land, someone on a forum found this photo and the discussion became pretty heated. I laughed. But then I hid the entry. I like when people visit my blog but I don’t like when a big fuss is made.
It’s different now. He is two years old. He loves looking at the horse pictures and being out in the pasture with the three. He is careless and does not understand safe behavior around them causing us to constantly redirect. The gelding is gentle. However, a horse is a horse and the dragons lurk in the woods.
Today was the day I’ve been waiting for when the Kid asked to sit in the saddle and “ride the horsey”.