Today Maddie had her first official horseback riding lesson out in Durham. She loved it! She got to ride a white horse named Shasta. Shasta is a sweet old horse. She first brushed him and then helped to get his saddle on. Maddie then got to ride on Shasta. She got to trot a little, but that made her a bit nervous. Then she got to ride outside of the corral a bit. Her teacher, Robin, was very nice and calm. I think they are going to have lots of fun together!!