by Jonas Rask
Sofie started pony riding back in April. To be honest, I didn't like it. I blame my occupation. I have seen these little girls coming into the E.R. half crushed by a seemingly tame and cute little pony. When accidents happen in riding, they happen.
But I took one for the team, and agreed that she could start up slow at a local riding school. My only term was that my wife was in charge of the overseeing the sessions, and left me and my neurotic doctor-brain at home.
Fast forward almost 5 months, and today I took Sofie riding. A true first for me.
I must admit, seeing how happy she was around the animals, quickly lessened my anxiety to the point of non-existence.
As we all seek to find our big joys in life, Sofie seem to have found hers (for now) - And what kind of a dad would I be if I didn't back that up.