It was fun this year to see Steve's old horse Motion By Pro back in the show ring taking care of another beginning rider. Horses like Mo are worth their weight in gold for novice riders. He taught Steve about trail, and now he's teaching Cati about showmanship, horsemanship, and western pleasure. He even took her through the trail class, which she had never done before.
The photo is a little dark, but she is grinning from ear to ear. And that's what it's all about. (I think Mo's grinning too.)
Adam made sure he got safely back to our side of the cove.
It doesn't take long for the smiles to return. There's no cryin' at the lake!
Haleigh likes the swing this year.
Pretty soon, it's time for everyone to pack up and head for home. I'm always a little sad when everyone leaves, so we went down to Big Woods for dinner with Adam and Courtney. We still had time when we got back to do a little deck sitting and blessing counting. God is good.