She said, Shyloh, you better be a good pony. We are going to do some work again. And at first, I was all like. . .
|na na na. . .I'm not listening. . .|
|I'm bored. Take me to my apple tree in the pasture.|
But Allie kept going on and on. Then she said something that perked my interest. She said if I was good, we wouldn't be working for very long.
I am all for not working long. After all, I am a wild and free pony and last I checked, wild and free ponies did no work at all. They just ate.
|I tried many times explaining the wild and free pony concept to Allie. She doesn't get it. She must be a slow learner.|
Then Allie begged me again to be a good pony. Puh puh puh pleeeaaase, she said!
|So I gave her my best, I'll be a good pony smile. Plus I heard treats may be involved for good ponies.|
Allie tacked me up, the whole time just talking away. She put the old harness on me this time. I am not sure why. . .
|But I am not thrilled. . .I did get to use my other bridle for two reasons. . .one, Allie was too lazy to change the bit and two, Allie thinks it doesn't fit right.|
So off we went around the barn working on stopping, standing, walking straight, backing, gees, and haws. Oh, and working on walking like we have someplace to be as opposed to just plodding along. Important stuff in Allie's world.
|We had to follow the tractor because I would not stand. I wasn't afraid of it, I just didn't want to wait for it to go by.|
|But overall I was good and we didn't fight. I wasn't great though, just good. Allie didn't ask for greatness.|
And Allie stayed true to her word. We did not work very long at all. Yay! But when we got done, I had to stand around with that bridle on. I hate that!
After I stopped my head tossing protest and stood still, Allie did take it off. Thank goodness. As soon as it was off I was like. . .
|Take it off already!!!|