June 23, 2012

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Julie is part of the fourth generation of the Phillips ranching family. She's currently living in Bozeman, MT.

Yesterday, Malia (6), conquered her fear of horses and made best friends with Fred. We originally had a horse for her to ride by herself but a fear of its height and the chance of it falling on her hindered her from riding by herself. No problem there, she rode in front of me on my saddle and by the end was steering us home, swatting flies off “Freddy’s” neck, all the while giving him reassuring scratches wherever she could get her hands. I for one am glad she faced this challenge and rode with me on one of the chattiest, happiest and silliest rides I have ever had.