Horses: Equestrian Girl had her first saddleseat "lesson" yesterday. Our friend Laurie has offered several times to let her ride Kiss, her saddlebred, and yesterday we finally made it happen. I think we created a monster. She had a BLAST!! Afterwards she said our kind of riding was 'boring' and that this was much more fun.
Riding saddleseat is very opposite of what we do riding western pleasure with Stanley so it was quite a change for Equestrian Girl. A few weeks ago she got to ride saddleseat on our friend's Morgan so she had a tiny bit of experience but this was much bigger and faster and no doubt, quite exhilarating. I sense a change in disciplines in our future....
Homeschooling: I'm doing it again. I'm changing curriculum for Language Arts for both kids next week. Actually, it's a definite change for Motocross Boy. For Equestrian Girl, it's sort of a side track. She's finished the curriculum we were using through 9th grade. She just turned 12. I really don't think she's ready to move up to the next level so we are going to "review" 8th and 9th grade again. She agreed so I don't think she sees it as moving backwards. She admitted she probably doesn't remember a lot of what she learned and it wouldn't hurt any. It's supposed to come on Tuesday or Wednesday next week but I probably won't be able to start using it until the following week.
I also ordered the science curriculum from the same company. It looks really interesting...we have a pretty good thing going right now with the "How the Earth was Made" shows and we are all learning a lot watching them. The new stuff will be for after we are done with those. Maybe. Maybe we'll mix it up. This is why I love homeschooling! Get bored and change!