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What young girl doesn’t love horses? Not very many, it seems, which explains why our 9-year-old birthday girl wanted a party at Saddle Up Riding Club in Pinellas Park. Tampa Bay may not be known for its farm life, but Saddle Up can still give city kids a taste of what it’s like to enjoy being outdoors and working with animals. After hot dogs and chips that were served as guests arrived, our hostess, Kellie, gave everyone a quick safety lesson on how to behave
around the animals (i.e., no running or “little girl screams”!). Then everyone donned helmets and headed for the half-mile trail at the back of the property to ride the horses. For larger groups, the horseback riding is done in shifts, and those who are not riding can play on the playground or with the smaller animals while they are waiting. Bunnies were the favorite for our group, but the goats and chickens were fun too. Each guest also received a picture frame to decorate and later fill with a souvenir picture of herself on a horse.
After all the groups had finished riding, it was time to paint a horse. The girls took turns drawing hearts, butterflies, and handprints on Snowflake, who stood very patiently while they demonstrated their creativity. You’ve never seen a horse with so many pastel hearts on it! After everyone had washed up, it was time to sing “Happy Birthday” and enjoy the delightful horseshaped birthday cake that Kellie had baked and decorated.
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34 • March 2013 • Pinellas
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