A friend’s daughter mentioned that, “ALL SHE WANTED TO DO IN LIFE WAS TO RIDE A HORSE AND BE AROUND HORSES.” So, being the auntie who loves to spoil the little ones in my life, I started researching taking her for a lesson. Kerivan Farms in Gilbert was recommended and I cannot speak highly enough of the owner, Alison. She is great with kids, fairly priced and has this incredibly perky morning demeanor that I could never muster. Especially in 100 degree heat. With children. And giant animals.
The morning was great. K had fun and I had a blast catching up with her mom and taking photos of all the animals, including Louie — the smiling horse:
When it cools off, I hope to return. I’d love to take a couple lessons. Or go on a desert horseback ride.
We met a 12 year old girl who boards a horse there and was at the stable for a morning ride. I mentioned to her mom that I finally met the one girl who got a pony for Christmas and she smiled. I couldn’t tell who was happier: the girl on her horse, or her mom for having made that dream come to pass.