Hannah is taking horseback riding lessons. Each week she and her friend help clean stalls and care for the horses in exchange for riding lessons. Hannah is not afraid of horses. She likes big animals much better than little ones which she claims "are useless". Personally, I am somewhat intimidated by horses and other large animals. They don't terrify me or anything, I'd just prefer to keep a safe distance. Sometimes "safe" is standing in front of them and feeding them some grass or an apple and sometimes it is me being on the opposite side of the fence.
Goats, which are half the size of horses, are not quite as intimidating... unless one decides to charge like our friend Katie's sheep sometimes do. Actually, Shelly's little dogs can be intimidating also. All they need do is snarl and snap their little jaws. I guess it is not so much the size that bids me be cautious as my unfamiliarity with the animal.
Bethany says Hannah has stolen her dream. Poor Beth, maybe someday she will learn to ride too.