Ainsley at Sari Therapeutic Riding
I never tire of this.
It’s the end of the season and, after this week, the horses get a much deserved break at SARI therapeutic riding in Arva, just north of London, Ontario. My daughter, 10, is on her horse Vixen, rounding the corners of the outdoor ring, doing two point. Basically she’s squeezing her legs and sitting tall in the saddle as Vixen rhythmically trots. She is proud, therefore I am proud, and I can’t resist the urge to praise her.
“Great job,” I tell her and she continues on with her final lesson of the year. Another girl she rides with is stuck. Her horse won’t budge right now. The horse this girl rides has a reputation for being gentle but he also has a bit of attitude at times.