Horsepower for Kids
A few weeks ago Henry and I spent a morning at a local farm/riding stable/petting zoo/wild animal rescue place called Horsepower for Kids. I didn’t think Henry would be interested in riding the ponies, but I knew he’d love seeing and petting lots of different animals.
This baby pig walked out of his pen, made a beeline for Henry’s lap, and made himself right at home!
After snuggling with the piglet for as long as he could sit still, Henry passed a rigorous inspection by a miniature horse:
Then he lost a staring contest with a rather large bunny:
So he plopped down on the ground to commiserate with a friendly tortoise:
Henry found a kindred spirit in this sweet and silly goat:
But he didn’t really appreciate this sheep’s oily fleece:
Henry’s favorite animal was a lazy barn cat who didn’t seem to mind a few tight squeezes:
Finally, he insisted he wanted to ride this pony named Chip. I was skeptical and Henry started the ride with a death-grip on my hand:
But he quickly became comfortable enough to hold onto the saddle horn and insist, “Come on, Chip! Let’s go!” when the pony had the audacity to slow down for a nibble of grass!
We had a great time!