Caidon rode his first horse this weekend! His name…. Mo. Mo is a good horse from Missouri. 12 years old and an expert trail horse. Caidon LOVED him! It’s funny how you go into situations expecting one thing but get something totally different. I was just wanting some fresh air and a day out of the house, however I got so much more than that.
The average horse weighs 1400 pounds and can run up to 30 mph! That’s amazing. I was also very aware that this was the only form of transportation for 6000 years, and we’ve only had cars for a little over 100 years. They were used for warfar, medical transportation, and food carriages. Horses were essential in families for generations. Now you just see them used for recreational purposes.
Seeing caidon’s face when he met “Mo” was priceless. His childlike innocence was perfection! He respected his horse, and did everything he could to make sure Mo was safe. My prayer for Caidon has always been that he respects nature and animals. God blesses you beyond measure when he allows you to witness your prayer come to pass in your child. Seeing his little hands pet the horses’ mane and hear him say ” Good Boy Mo” is enough to make my heart burst with joy!
Life moved slower on the horses. We were in no rush to go anywhere. With cars going an average of 60 miles per hour, we get used to going no where really fast. It’s becoming more clear as I get older the slower we go somewhere the more accurate our destination becomes! I hope with all of these adventures we become more aware of time & understand just how fleeting it is.
I know it won’t always be like this
Life can change as quick as a kiss
It’s not over yet and I already miss
– Brad Paisley