If you know anything about our daughter Samantha, you know that she's all about horses. Her conversations, her walls, her clothes, her toys, you name it. Horses are beautiful animals and it would be fun to have one, but taking care of a horse is a big responsibility and a lot of work, not to mention the cost of buying a good one. We told her that she could not get one until she earned enough money and showed us that she could be trusted to responsibly do her chores without being told.
For the last year she has faithfully been working hard at lots of different jobs, saving her money, and learning what it means to be responsible. And we've been praying about it too, asking God to help us get the right horse for her. Recently we began horse shopping since she had earned 3/4 of what she would probably need. God is so good! He has answered our prayer. His name is Roman and he was given to Samantha by a friend of ours. He's a 22 year old gelding Quarter horse and is so tame and gentle and obedient. Perfect for a 10 year old girl. She can saddle and bridle him up all by herself and go for a ride in the hills on our property. She can walk him, trot him, canter him, and gallop him, and make him back up if she needs to. She can go with a saddle and boots or bareback and barefooted. She can go alone or with friends. She really likes to brush him and wash him with the water hose. We've had a lot of people come over lately and Samantha loves to lead others around on his back. He is such a good horse and I'm so thankful Samantha's dream came true. Thank you Lord!