One of the great things about being homeschooled is that you have the time to do all sorts of things during the week. This afternoon, my parents took me and Violet on a trail ride on the bridle path in the park. Violet and I are not very experienced riders, but the workers at the stables chose two gentle horses for us so we were fine. We walked all through the park, looking up at the tall city buildings surrounding the oasis of grass and trees.
We rounded a corner in the path and saw a girl standing with her horse. "Hi!" she called. "I'm Cobie! Want to ride together?"
We carefully got off our horses and walked over to talk to the new girl. Her name is Jacoba Saige and she's an experienced rider. She invited me and Violet to finish off the rest of the trail back to the stables with her.
The three of us rode together with my moms not far behind. We had a great time in the park riding horses! Plus, it was awesome getting to meet Cobie. It turns out she only lives a few blocks from me! I hope we'll get to see more of her soon.