Benjamin Bale - PART 2
That night was the hardest of my life. Seeing my mum put up the ad for him, my mum and dad telling me that I could have a better horse than him and worst of all, if he doesn't get sold... he'll be put to sleep!
It was around midnight I woke up. I just couldn't bare it any more. I had to see Ben. I pulled on my jodhpurs and brushed my hair. I went down stairs to get the garage key. I couldn't find it! After about 20 minutes of searching I found it in Toby's bed. I opened up the door and pulled out my APOLLO bike and cycled to the stables.
I ditched my bike at the door and went to see Ben. It was horrible what I saw. Ben was just lying there, in the cold sawdust of his stable, barely breathing. Now it was 1:13 AM. It was pretty risky getting the manager but I did anyway. Was Ben dying?
By 6:00 AM my parents were by my side as the vet checked Ben over. I was normally a rude tomboy but today I was a big crying softie. "I'm afraid Ben had severe colic and his teeth are overgrown." said Mr Lane. "But we got him 3 days ago. If it's so severe wouldn't he have had it for a while? The same with his teeth?" I asked. "Yes. He also has worms. We will have to contact his old owners and question them."
As Ben rested, I was comforted by my friend and her pony Oswald. "I can't believe it! You've only had him for 3 days!" said Emily "I know. I just hope he'll be okay." I said back. I fed Oswald and went to visit Ben.
Ben seemed better. He was still lying down but he had something to drink, done the toilet and was eating hay. I checked Ben's poo (not the nicest of things) and seen millions and millions of red worms! It was soooo scary. I lay beside Ben and he rested his newly rasped jaw on my lap! That was the first time ever!
A few months later I was hunting Ben and coming first in every show! People were begging for Ben but we never sold him. In fact, they're still begging!