Sunday, 28 July 2013
It's the taking part....
….. that counts!
Dearest Muleteers I was not to be outdone by Dragon’s expeditions and decided to order a Roller Mobile for the weekend and went off for my very own big adventure. And what an adventure it was……
I practiced my boarding manoeuvres on Saturday to check that my trailer was fit for a Roller. In to my trailer I hopped with a carroty treat to make it worth my while, I had the whole thing to myself! Wow!
Sunday morning came and the humans were up early…. Must be my big day! Even Granny Human has come to inspect my transport.
Up and in I go, wow lots of nice straw and hay and the whole thing all to myself, I don’t even have to share with The Mini, I could get used to this!
A little while later, much hay munched and some interesting sounds from outside and I ‘arrived’. Oh my goodness there are horses everywhere, mostly bigger than me and lorries that look like palaces, I think I’d get lost in them! OK time to get down to the important stuff and find out what this foreign grass tastes like. Yep I’ll do this while you make me even more handsome.
Even Milo is trying to get in on the act….this is my show pups
Lots of grooming and stuff and then FH got all dressed up in some outfit with a ridiculous hat…. Hope she doesn’t try that on me! I was also preened with a beautiful new bridle and lead rein. I thought I’d strike some poses…..
Just a minute FH it’s time for more grass, I missed a bit over here!
What’s that we have to go in the ring and wander around a bit…. I guess I can manage that….
Look at all those minis just like me, aren’t they pretty and handsome?
I did a bit of trotting and standing (I got ants in my pants a bit, it was getting boring until FH sneaked the secret treat to me from her pocket ;-) then a bit more trotting in circles. Do I look good or what?!
Well after more standing and walking I was given a 6th place which meant I got an orange rosette, it kinda clashed with my hairstyle but hey I kinda liked it! Apparently if I want to win FH has to trim my beardy hairs and make my neck more solid (I think this means I need to put on ‘condition’). Hmmmm FH is resolute that I do not need a shave and I am not going on a 'super size me' diet (darn to that last one). Apparently she likes me natural and I’m always number one in her eyes J
After my big trotting in a circle thing (humans are weird) I went over to say hello to someone that I’d noticed…. This is my half brother! Isn’t he handsome too? The humans seemed very surprised that we recognised each other, we had lots to chat about, which grass tasted best, who had made the most mess in the trailer, who had the most original companion (me ;-) and how many carroty treats we’d managed to snuffle in one day. Great to gossip!
Then it was time for the important stuff. I let lots of small people brush me endlessly and walk me and ate lots of grass and looked handsome and won the FH rosette for best behaved, all round superstar pony – no silly hats or oiled hooves needed for this award. I like this accolade better, best of all the prize was…… a carrot! So there we have it, when it comes to rosettes it’s the taking part that counts but I like the special Roller award for ‘all round superstar’ – much more my thing!
Time for home, my Mini had missed me, Dragon gave me the cold shoulder for leaving her (typical woman) and then decided I was her long lost, best pal (typical mule). I shall definitely sleep well tonight J