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Hannah is wild about horses. She is at that age when everything revolves around them (I remember it well). She is constantly talking about horses. She is always involving her sisters in some make-believe game involving horses. She spots horses in every pasture and field we pass. She wants to own an Equestrian center when she grows up.
Here is a typical conversation... Hannah: 'Can I have a horse?' Mom: 'Sure, when you live on your own, you can have as many horses as you want.' Hannah: 'Why can't I have a horse now.' Mom: 'Because they are very expensive, take a lot of time and space. Plus, I am allergic to horses.' Hannah: 'But we have a big yard and I'd take really good care of it.' Mom: 'I know you would take really good care of a horse. Our yard is kind of big - but not big enough for horses. Where would your horse sleep?' You get the idea.
In order to satisfy some of her horse cravings, she was given cowboy boots last Christmas. And for her birthday in April, we gave her horse riding lessons - which she started this summer. She loves learning all about taking care of and riding horses. She has spent time on Big Mama and Comet (seen below). She is really looking forward to visiting Grandma Johnson's in July where she will spend 4 days in horse camp at the Schiess farm with Paige and cousin Natalie. Kirk and I will most likely never own a horse. But Hannah is enjoying the time she gets with them now and, who knows, maybe someday she will have a horse of her own.