Apollo - Part 4
I know, I'm so SLOW! Well here it is.
At the supper table, Alisha thought about telling Mom about her idea. She looked at her Mom to see if she was in a good mood. Everything seem to be fine.
"Uh, Mom, I was thinking of entering Apollo into the show jumping contest and I thought maybe you could help me get better at jumping."
Mom seemed to consider it before answering. She smiled. "It would be nice if you could enter him into the contest. And of course I would help you but do you think you would have time, dear?"
Alisha's face went blank. "What do you mean about time?" Mom laughed. "Don't you remember your deal with Mr. Coleman for a summer job?"
Alisha slumped in her chair. "I totally forgot. That stinks. But Mom, I'm sure I can still work and ride." Mom laughed again. "Knowing you, I'm sure you would."
Alisha jumped up and ran over to her Mom. "So I can still can to do it?" Mom smiled. "Of course. Now finish your supper."
The few days got Alisha very busy. There were the chores at the ranch, then the errands at Mr. Coleman's shop. Then practicing with Apollo. Sleep sure did sound good to Alisha. But soon she got into her summer routine. Every time she went off a jump with Apollo she knew she would win the contest. Of course not every jump was perfect. Yet some how, Apollo kept Alisha hopeful. Every day came closer to the contest. And Alisha couldn't help but worry.