The effort to pass on my equestrian legacy to my granddaughter, Aubrey, has been put on hold by the subject herself. She’s just not interested right now.
This has been long-term project. Soon after we got the news that Aubrey was on the way, I geared up. I bought horse toys, stuffed horses, horse books and horse clothes. I got anything and everything I could get my hands on, except an actual horse. Aubrey was going to be introduced to the world of equines at the earliest possible moment. I would see to that.
So far, this has worked out backward for me. Instead of introducing the baby to the world of horses, I got introduced to the world of babies. Bottles and babysitting. Diapers and all that go with them. Strollers, swings, naptime, car seats. Teething, fussiness, irresistible cuteness and amazing endurance (not mine).
It’s not that I haven’t tried. I’ve provided her with the finest baby equestrian educational materials available.
We’ve taken her to the fence line for meets & greets.
We’ve introduced her to the cutest of the cute in ponydom.
But she seems more interested in goats.
She’s been exposed to fun equestrian related events. But has yet to be impressed.
And it’s not that she not interested in things in general. She’s already a number one swimmer.
And she has hobbies at home.
And she’s generally an upbeat, positive person.
But when it comes to horses… well, ho-hum.
She’s been on them several times.
But a camera is way more interesting.
And nothing can beat rocks
I haven’t given up, I know it’s early. So I’ll keep trying. But I’m not worried, because what ever happens, it’s going to be big fun.