This past fall (& early winter), I started taking the boys to this neato horse ranch. Mr.Mike adopts horses who need homes & has the youth help him care for them. He teaches kids how to groom the horses & clean out horsie-stalls & also gives riding lessons. He teaches a strong joy-in-work ethic. Due to illness, I have not been able to take the boys there for a couple months. But they love going & are chomping at the bit to go back to see Mr.Mike & his beautiful horses. Jarod & Seth especially seem to have a way with the horses & love interacting with them.
Watching big brothers ride & waiting for their turns.
Mr.Mike giving Jarod riding lessons.
Seth on his own!!!!!
OCD-boy: "Why am I standing in poop?"
Yes, Titus. Your shoe is DIRTY.
One of my bestist best friends ever......and the one who introduced us to Mr.Mike & his horsies.
A famous Mr.Mike group hug.