Then she fed the pony a few carrots and two apples.
"I wish that I could just jump on your back and ride you for hours and
hours--just you and me, girl. Well let's give you a final grooming before
we go. Bye beautiful. I love you."
Meghan loved the black pony and really wished that she could buy her.
She and Ann gave her a final grooming before they left. At about 5:30
p.m. Meghan and Ann got their stuff packed and walked home.
That week at school Meghan couldn't focus on her school work,
because she couldn't stop thinking about the pony.
Finally, Saturday came! It was a great day. Meghan woke up at 5:00 a.m.
to get to Rose Hurst by 6:30 a.m. She hurried in great anticipation,
hoping that the pony was still there.
At about 6:05 Meghan was all ready. She was going to stay at Rose
Hurst late because there was a Christmas Eve ride there. Karen was
also going to give her an extra lesson that day. She said goodbye to her
family and walked out the door.
At about 6:15 a.m. or so she arrived at Ann's house. Then Ann joined
Meghan, and they walked to Rose Hurst. They arrived at Rose Hurst and
put their things away. Next, they took out the pony that Meghan had
found and gave her a thorough grooming and a few Christmas treats.
Then Meghan put the pony back into her stall. Next, they did their
Saturday chores such as cleaning stalls, brushing horses, watering, and
sweeping the barn aisle. As Meghan worked, she thought how strange it
was to find the pony running around. She would often go up to the black
pony's stall and give her a kiss on the muzzle or give her some treats.
They pony seemed to like Meghan, and Meghan definitely loved the
pony. When Karen gave Meghan an extra lesson, she didn't do very well.
She was not focusing on her riding. She was thinking about the beautiful
pony that she really loved.