For years this dreamy daughter of mine has been a horseless rider. She reads (and re-reads) everything she can get her hands on about horses - collecting books by Marguerite Henry, Walter Farley and Anna Sewell. The stable in the computer room houses myriad breeds of stallions, mares and foals (Breyer). She has subscribed faithfully to Young Rider magazine for 8 years. She draws horses, paints horses, watches horses, works with ponies, pony sits (kinda like babysitting/house sitting, but involves Welsh ponies).
Today we signed the lease papers on sweet Barr. Erin has a horse and a whole new world has opened up for her. She's learned a lesson in perseverance. Hold onto your dream... it really can come true.