Proverbs 22:6 says "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." I have heard this verse taught that you should train and raise your child toward their natural inclination or bent. Well, there is no mistake about it, Ruthie's natural inclination is towards horses. She did not learn this from me but came upon it all on her own. Her favorite part of family camp every year is the horses and her favorite Christmas gift was the 4 horseback riding lessons that I purchased for her on Groupon. When she opened it and I explained it to her, she ran across the room and gave a me a huge hug that brought both me and Trent to tears.
This week was her second lesson. She may look serious in these but don't mistake it for sadness. She is just concentrating on the instructions of her coach. It looks like I better get a pair of boots and get used to the smell of a barn.