Steering #horses #carrotranch

‘Can we go riding?’

I knew it would come. Eventually.

Thing is, me and horses? Like me and swimming. Not natural. The horse: dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle.

The stable lad sniggered. ‘You rid afore?’

I should have lied. While she got Snowflake, I got Macho. Measured in legs not hands.

‘Show him who’s boss.’

Sure. We set off in Iine, me with the reins, Macho with the attitude.

‘If you want to canter…’

I can’t say if this was aimed at Macho or me, but we knew who’d decide.

‘Can we go tomorrow, daddy?’

This week’s prompt from the Carrot Ranch brings back a memory from a holiday when the Vet was ten… thanks Charli

March 26, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story in which a character takes charge. Who is this character, and what situation calls for their action? It can be playful or serious, fantastical, or realistic. Go where the prompt leads!

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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11 Responses to Steering #horses #carrotranch

  1. Erika says:

    Haha, funny!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. So I went ahead and watched that movie, Buck, that Charli mentioned… good film.
    There are no bad horses, just horses with people problems.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Charli Mills says:

    Ha, ha! Girls love horses, though. I don’t know what it is, exactly. And what a good dad to take on a horse named Macho so his daughter can experience horse bliss.

    Liked by 1 person

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