She got over it quickly and ended up having a great time. My pictures are pretty horrible, but it's the best I could get.
Catching the Woolly Mammoth a.k.a Maggie the Pony
Leading Maggie to the barn
Brushing her mane
Putting on the saddle
Leading Maggie around the arena
Lunging Maggie (having her walk around Emma in a circle)
Emma had a great lesson. Jill, Emma's instructor, is really nice. She is very patient with Emma, actually listens to Emma's odd ramblings, and talks to her like an adult. Jill seems almost as excited as Emma and I are about our upcoming lessons. She was impressed with Emma's horse/barn safety, as well as all that she remembered.
Emma and I both love Maggie. She is super cute, very friendly, and the perfect size. This is the first horse (or pony) that Emma has been able to reach to brush the back as well as see over. Emma was even able to get her foot in the stir-up and climb onto Maggie all on her own! It's a totally different level of confidence for her now that she is in (mostly) complete control of this little pony. I am so excited to see how much Emma grows as a horsewoman in the next few years.
I hope everyone else had a wonderful Friday, and has a even better weekend!