Cheeky Shetland adventure! Part 1.
Drew this myself xx
"Anyone there?!" Minnie whispered into the dark stable, there should be an equine of some sort. Minnie was small and her horse t-shirt was beyond her waist, with the arms flapping about. Her hair was dark, long and uneven which was tied in an extremely loose plait. She loved horses, but as she was small she was frightened of having a bad fall on a horse 12.5 hands or more. Today was an own a pony day for her - only she didn't know what what she will get.
"Where are you h-hiding ch-cheeky?" She bravely stammered. Uncertainly, she reached out a arm (or more like a sleeve) and a muzzle nuzzled into it. A rather small muzzle. "Hello, your a real sweetie aren't you? Come into the light so I can give you a tasty carrot!" Automatically a small pony stepped forward, he had large ears, which were pricking up in delight and a beautiful grey sleek coat. But it wasn't any old pony, it was a Shetland!
"You must be... Cheeky Boy! Good name! Oh you are such a beautiful Shetland aren't you hey? Oh here's that carrot you wanted, still fresh!" Minnie was delighted at the pony she was borrowing, and the pony was delighted at her too (and her carrots!). They had half and hours fun of grooming: Minnie found it easy to groom all of Cheeky and not had to ask a taller stable hand for a hand! Cheeky was cheeky and took of Minnie's hat, Classic Shetland! Cheeky Boy looked like a bright shining star, coat brushed into a silver sea and mane into a cascading river.
"Looked like your tacked up and ready to go! Mind you on old Cheeky Boy you won't go anywhere, he is lazy! Why didn't you get a bigger horse, get a good canter!" Called a regular stable hand, as she lead the silver equine to the school. Minnie thought to herself: well maybe the riders that ride Cheeky ride are too tall and he doesn't like it! I will canter fine on him, not a horse!
Will Minnie get Cheeky Boy to canter? Find out in part 2!