Well it was great excitement, we went to visit the horses at the paddock this afternoon with my 3 year old nephew. He just loves them, no matter how big they are, & he pats them ever so gently, like you would a cat or dog. First he helped to wash down Rocky, as Cath had given him a workout prior to us arriving, then we caught Angel & saddled her up, he wasn't afraid at al. Jumped on with me & then we led him around on his own - of course Cath lead & I maintained a hand hold on him to make sure he maintained balance. For a 3 year old he did very well.
Next he helped with feeding, carrying the buckets as best as he could, making sure that each one had their dinner. He even had to say goodbye to each one before we could leave. I don't think he stopped smiling the whole time we were there. Not 5 minutes up the road in the car & he was sound asleep. We now know next time he visits how to wear him out!!