|There was only one thing that this sweet girl wanted for her 10th birthday...to ride a horse.
|We told her to practice dressing up like her favorite horse riding character and we'd go visit an old man named Captain and take him a bag of peppermint candies.
|Her eyes lit up! And her smile and every other fiber of her little being. She was made for moments like these.
|They first learned how to care for Captain by doing some brushing.
|We also visited some of the other horses...well, all of them by the time we left! They would come right up to her and just let her love them.
|Sweet girl talking horse language to them and did they love it!
|There was also a 4 month old foul there that they got to love on as well.
|That sweet baby!
|Captain and Andie-Grace
|All saddled up and ready to ride
|Up she goes! Fearless and SO excited!
|They made many laps in the ring. She worked on balance and crossing her midline. We are so thankful for Mrs. Amanda and Evan helping and making this possible.
|Bear whittled a bit while he waited.
|And AJ patiently waited her turn!
|All smiles for this girl, too! We didn't plan on her getting to ride but when you ask, it shall be granted.
|Just look at how she interacts with them! It's truly such a beautiful thing to witness. This tiny girl and such magnificent creatures finding their way to each other in the most special way.
|We are definitely going to try to make this happen again soon and often as it is clearly healing her soul every moment she spends with them.
|Dreams do come true!