Sunday, November 20, 2011

Horse Rider Badge Saturday=WOW!

Thank you to Emily Vaughan who so generously donated her time and her horse "Whisper" to allow our troop to earn their HORSE RIDER badge.  Taylor, Hope, Naishka, Aubrey, Paige, Daia, and Elisabeth each learned to saddle and bridle a horse, mount and dismount a horse/turn and stop a horse, tools for and how to groom a horse, horse anatomy, different styles of tack and how to keep it clean, and all got a riding lesson and rode and showed off their new skills in front of the troop.  A couple of siblings even joined in on the fun: Ava, Callie, Abby, and Tre!
ALSO- right before our lesson we went to Chick-fil-a and turned in our Operation Christmas Child boxes to help needy children all over the world.  Each girl who brought their box also earned their OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD participation patch!  Thank you girls for recognizing those less fortunate this holiday season!