Stella has that look like you took the pic before she could do her hair or makeup...I've gotten that one from my wife before...lol
Good morning all,..
I got out in the smaller pasture/ paddock and pinned marker flags for a 50' round pen after feeding the horses.
There is a young man age 12 from my church who is the middle child, between older sister and younger brother who is trying to figure out his identity. After speaking with his mother about him and what is going on at this time in his life, I decided to offer bringing him to the house and letting him try his hand at horse work. He went from head down and Blah,,to head up, hoodie off and bright as the morning sun with no cloud in the sky.
They came out Saturday for an initial introduction to the horses and all went very well. I explained that it wasn't all play and there is work to do before the fun begins. I explained about the round pen needing built, stalls mucked, horses groomed and looked over, pasture poop drug and repairs on barn roof. He got more excited with each thing added to the list as if he was thankful for something that he can do.
He is a good kid who is part of a family we love dearly who are wonderful lovers of God. His mother is a preacher's daughter and his father is the music director for our church, so he is on a strict diet as to what aspects of the outside world he is subjected to. They are home-schooled as are our daughter and other daughters were.
This evening will be his first real work day as I pick him up this evening on my way home. We discussed him doing ring work with Sugar the 3 yr old so that they could see if they could train together in their growth. He knows that if after a 3 week trial period he still wants this then we will sit down and make a commitment contract so he doesn't decide in 3 months that his friends party is more important than his commitment to his work. I'm hoping this will build his already strong ethic values. I'm looking forward to it.