‘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!