My great-nephews, Ryan (4) and Logan (3), came to meet Rocky last evening.
Ryan was ready to go from the moment he arrived at the barn and was anxious to get to know Rocky.
First, the boys each took a little ride with me, but Ryan was anxious to ride Rocky all by himself.
At first, Logan wasn't too sure about riding Rocky, but he warmed up to it pretty quickly and took many laps around the arena, both with his brother and by himself.
The boys had a great time riding Rocky in the arena, and when we were finished, they checked out the barn and what they called Rocky's apartment (his stall). They helped me take Rocky's tack off and turn him out into the pasture, and then they visited with the barn's resident mini goats, Nacho and Salsa -- not a bad day's work for a couple of future cowboys!