Today was Peyton's day to ride at Windridge. He loves going to ride Star! When Peyton is riding he is the one that is giving the commands to Star. This is usually not a problem. He tells Star to walk, stop, and trot. He even gets to hold the reins to guide star. Well today when Ms. Kim and Mrs. Debbie told Peyton to tell Star to trot, he did not and would not. Well Star just stood there. After about 15 minutes of standing there Ms. Kim came to me and told me what was going on and wanted to know if we had time to work this out. It was time for class to be over but they did not want him to get off until he finished giving all of his commands. If they took him off he would know that next time he does not want to do something he can just sit and wait it out. About 15 minutes later Kim came over to me again to see if we still had time and of course I said yes. I told her that this is the same kind of things he does with eating and drinking. It can be frustrating! Peyton's ride time is usually 30 minutes but today since he would not work he was on Star for 1 hour and 15 minutes (most of the time just standing) before he finally said the command. Once he finally said trot we all clapped and celebrated. He will one day learn that the adult will always win!! Here are a few pictures.
6 months ago