She spent hours with that horse. She showed Ella in the county 4-H horse show. She even wrote an essay about her that was published in an online magazine.
Ella developed arthritis and started having trouble staying upright on her feet when being ridden. She was no longer safe to ride, so her owner had her put down last fall. Since then, Kid 1 hasn't ridden much unless coerced or if a horse happened to be saddled and ready to go. She said she hates grooming and saddling horses.
No arm twisting required! Yea!