A Girl and Her Horse


Our granddaughter Riley recently experienced her first “horse” ride. Thomas used to love riding it until he outgrew it, but he was gracious when Riley got big enough to ride it. He and my Beloved shared in Riley’s delight at her first horse ride.

The walls to the left and in the background show signs of our partially-finished home addition and remodel.

With Love,


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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13 Responses to A Girl and Her Horse

  1. ksbeth says:

    oh my gosh, she is so incredibly cute!

  2. Mrs. P says:

    So cute…and what fun everyone is having! I love the expression on Thomas’ face in the last image!
    Looks like you’re making good progress. Will it be done by Christmas?

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Mrs.P. Thomas is often delighted by his baby sister. I’m glad he doesn’t get jealous of the attention she gets.
      The addition is going very slowly. The new HVAC and ducting work is only about 1/3 done, the windows have been delivered but have not been installed, we’re still waiting for the roofers, and the plumbing is only about 1/3 done. Thank you for asking.

      • Mrs. P says:

        Hate the “half done” aspect because you can’t check it off and see full progress as it lingers on the “to do” list.

        Hey, after owning the house for two years we finally got the windows in and our A/C goes in tomorrow. 😁😁 it’s finally starting to feel like we will reach an end.

  3. utesmile says:

    How Riley has grown already. Having fun on the horse. You can see clearly Thomas enjoys it very much for with his baby sister.

  4. misifusa says:

    I understand how Riley feels since I’ve starting horseback riding too! 🙂

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