Big Sister went with Middle Child for the group lesson. Strength in numbers- even if there were only two of them that spoke English. Actually, they were lucky as a couple of other kids in the lesson spoke very good English, as many children do, depending on the size of the town they come from. Kids here start English classes at a young age and by the time they are middle school age, some can carry on a decent conversation. They did great, both my girls and the coach.
Big Sister went to support her little sis. She is not really into riding. I encouraged her to go and try to meet others her age. She thoughtfully protested by pointing out that is was a false impression of her as she really does not like to ride and a friend at the barn would most likely be horse crazy- a hobby that would not be truly shared. Good point, I told her, but it was already paid for-hense it became a mandatory support activity for little sister.
Hopefully a few words were learned that day- gouche(left), droite(right), tres bien(very good) and ARRETE(STOP). Molly got to ride a tiny little Shetland pony- a dream come true for her. He was little and feisty. Emma, being as tall as me, rode a very tall yet, extremely gentle horse whom she liked very much. Bravo mes Petites.
Middle Child is excited to return next week and continue her equestrian adventure in France and French.
|Les Petits Ponies|
|Le Grand Cheval|
|One of the adorable, tiny ponies|
|The Master of the Farm|