Ali led Dee into the paddock turning them both round to lock the gate, It wasn’t as hot as it was the day before . Ali rolled up her sleeves on her “Imagine Dragons” hoodie and walked Dee on. She collected her at the near center of the paddock, checking her girth and making sure her stirrups where the right length to suit her, the feisty pony grew another 60 centimeters forward before Ali could get the girth up. Finally ready she asked her to walk on. They walked around the paddock freely to stretch a little, changing the rein from corner to corner.
“She looks well” shouted a voice from the other end of the paddock.
Ali looked across and saw a young lad.
“ Get your own pony” she shouted back jokingly and trotted over to him.”
“Now why on earth would I get a pony Ali” He asked questionably.
“ Well maybe you would I don’t know, What are you doing here anyway aren’t you meant to be in Romania , ”Elijah” ? Ali answered Inquisitively
“Am I not aloud to be back early?” Elijah said seriously
Ali looked sheepishly at him “ I didn’t mean it like that, I meant why are you here at The Justice stables instead of WarStone”?
“ Because I wanted to see you first” He smiled
Ali blushed and almost turned beetroot, she turned away and asked Dee to walk on.
“ You can help me then” she called
“With what”? He asked clambering under the fence
Ali sat up in the saddle and pulled out a stopwatch and handed it to him, He held it up in front his face.
“Keep track of my time, but not just yet”. Ali coaxed
“Alright” he sighed and placed it round his neckAli began to warm up trotting round, doing circles and then changing the rein to do exactly the same on the other side, doing short strides and long strides before changing the rein again to canter. She finally popped a few poles and small jumps before turning to Elijah again.
“All right then”, she pointed out 2 cones sitting about 1 meter apart “ Start the watch as soon as we go thru them and stop it once I’m over the yellow and white oxer” Pointing to it as well
“Okay” as he fiddled with the timer.
Ali walked Dee round the coarse and the doing a walk to canter in the corner, She passed thru the cones and Elijah started the timer. She cantered fastly to a red and yellow star like jump standing at a meter high and turning to the next, A green 3 barred 3ft oxer then bouncing over an orange and black meter 10in double, to then turn back on themselves to pop over a blue and white filler jump over a water jump and finally over the yellow oxer. Ali trotted over to Elijah
“How was that” ?
“ Not bad , 1 minute 2 seconds. You could probably do faster if you were at her top speed” Elijah teased.
“Lets go again”She patted Dee’s neck and done the track again and again
“47.7” she finished on for the 4th time
“Alright, seems good enough”, she hugged a tiered Dee’s neck, “Thats ma girl”.
She walked her round a few time’s to cool her off. She centered her and jumped off, slackened her girth and put up her stirrups. Elijah walked over and Ali hugged him
“Welcome back” she smiled burying herself in his shoulder as he embraced back.
“Thank you” he smiled a went to get the gate for her.
Hope you like it , just gonna say these 2 aren't "going out" (yet )
Dee & Ali by HorsesLikeWow626
Ooo, good luck!