My Thoughts About One of My Favorite Places--Northeastern Indiana's Amish Country

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Melinda's Pony: Another Guest Post

Hello, readers!

Today I’m sharing a second guest post from young Melinda.  I recently asked her to write up the story of her new puppy, and when she gave it to me, she also gave me the story of her beloved pony!  Melinda, you see, is quite a horsewoman for an eleven-year-old—an natural-born rider.  So here’s her story—enjoy! 

By the way, I have her mom’s permission to share her photo here (and her name has been changed).  Notice she’s holding her dog Zenny, whom she recently wrote about here.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Pony Love

One day when I was seven years old, my family and I went to a pony auction at the MEC [the Michiana Events Center]. 

We went up the stairs and onto the second floor.  Then we found some empty chairs.

Mom, Holly, my brothers, and I had to use the restroom.  So we went down to the first floor.  I was done using the restroom before the others were.

So I went up the stairs to sit by my father.  When I got there I saw this beautiful brown and white pony come into the ring.  I told my father I wanted that pony!  He asked me if I was sure, because he had just gotten a brown one.  I told him I was sure and that I had always wanted a brown and white pony.  He then told me that I would get the pony if I would take care of him.  I told him I would.  So he got the pony for me. 

I named the pony Teddy.  I love him very very much.

He loves barrel racing, monkey-in-a-tree, barrel pickup, and also jumping.  He’s very good at all of them.

With Love,

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Here are a couple of photos I took of Melinda and Teddy in June 2021…


No comments:

Post a Comment