Camdyn's affinity for horses spans back at least a year and half, and when you are freshly 6 years old, a year and a half is a big chunk of your life. She's been taking private riding lessons since October. It's something that I thought would eventually wear on her, like swimming lessons and dance classes, and those crowded gymnastics classes at the Y. I thought it would run its course. Well, it still is, and it's the one and only thing in life that Cam has ever been fiercely dedicated to.
Market is a registered American Quarter Horse, and Cam has only ridden her twice. It turns out that her trot is smooth and her temperament trusting.
This is her success.
Actually, no, this is our success. Our success in raising one extremely independent, bold, and fearless little girl.
A little girl who is able to start recognizing her dreams. A little girl who has parents who support her and her passions even though there are moments where it absolutely scares the bejezus out of me (and yes, she's already fallen off a few times).
And this part of parenthood...you know the part where your children start becoming little people, with long term goals, feelings that they adequately communicate, and real accomplishments...makes me so excited about what the future holds.
We are going to tackle these rails together, Camdyn. One hoof in front of the other, eyes focused on the goal....we are going to do it.
To Every Parent With a Spirited Child
1 month ago