Our horse-obsessed little girl would later say this was her favorite part. She described the various brushes to my wife in great detail.

The instructor was impressed that she displayed no fear at all. . .

. . .even when they tried a trot.

This was Bud, her horse. She spent all day before the lesson shaking with nervous energy and anticipation. We're going back once a week for the rest of the summer, I don't care if it sends me to the poorhouse. 

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