Dear Shocker

by Tilistra

Photo credit: aloiswohlfahrt via I'd Pin That

Photo credit: aloiswohlfahrt via I'd Pin That

I galloped around the arena, Mark cheering me on. I grinned. I was galloping, actually GALLOPING!!!!

"Ok now, Letty, slow down to just a canter, and we'll get you to jump number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, we'll go back to 7 8 and 9 later."

I cantered smartly around the ring, looking at jump number 1. Champion hopped over it, easy as abc. I was amazing at riding, Mark told me. He was my trainer, and was almost like a uncle to me. Champion lept over the rest, they were about 8-9ft high!

Heidi, my little sister came out to greet me. She was six, a sweet girl, with shoulder-length brown curls, and beautiful blue eyes.

"WOW!!" She whispered, her eyes widening in awe. She could only jump about 3ft. I smiled triumphantly at her. I slowed down after I had finished my last jump, then trotted out the school, patting Mark's head as I went. "Thanks." I held my hand up as a sign of gratefulness. Heidi walked sensibly along beside me, as I was walking now.

I slid off Champion's back, and lead him into the stable, Heidi followed. I untacked, and gave Heidi it to put in the little tack room joined to the barn. She lay in the hayloft, while I groomed Champion happily, singing as I did. I gave him some fresh hay, and cleaned his water trough, then joined Heidi.

The hayloft smelt like sweet-smelling hay, and I wrapped myself in it. I grabbed Heidi's hand, and we climbed down the ladder, Heidi still covered with hay. I brushed my jodhpurs off, and tried to clean my younger sister as well. Her little green dress, and long white sleeved t-shirt, smartly put on underneath her dress, had turned slightly yellow. We laughed quietly, and we ran into, shutting the stable doors behind us.


Comments for Dear Shocker

Average Rating starstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

May 16, 2016
by: Claudiahorselovr

It's very good, but a little... unreal. 88 to 9 ft high? If she is a teenager, that's unreal. That is nearly double my height! I'm 5ft 1in. I've watched show jumpers jump, PROFESSIONAL SHOW JUMPERS, IN THEIR 30S, and they only jumped 7, maybe 8. I feel like this girl in the story was unreal, like she wanted everyone to look up to her, a bit too boastful and cantering in arena? But please, keep writing!

Dec 29, 2014
keep writing
by: Sydney from

Sorry it took a while to post it. Hope you'll post part II!

Click here to add your own comments

Your turn! Share Your Cool Horse Stories.