For the last couple years, we have been purchasing beef from a farmer near Hudson, MI. He invited us to come down to his farm today, and offered to let the kids ride one of his horses. (The meat we get is cow meat, not horse meat ... in case you needed some clarification.)
Melanie quickly learned to "steer" the horse, and was able to ride the horse around some barrels without being led.
Alayna led the horse (named Ice) back to the stall. The farmer told them to pat the horse and tell him he did a good job, so that is what she is doing here.
We couldn't get Josiah to get on the horse, but he had fun climbing fences and playing with the dogs.