Tuesday, 22 November 2011

When she was good she was very, very good......

....and when she was bad, she was horrid!!

Seraphina,of course. Took her out for a little amble round the village yesterday with Sky in tow on the lead rein. Well, Missy Hissy didn't think this was a good idea, so she ran through her repetoire of Stuff To Do So I Can Get My Own Way, Maverick must have given here some coaching....

Spooking, check. At some bin bags on the side of the road. We've done bin bags, she's walked on them, worn them, had them thrown at her, eaten carrots out of them no problem......

Planting, check. Because a dog barked. Well, we've done dogs......everybody and his, erm, dog has a dog round here! She even tried to be jumpy about Choccy running up behind her, which happens on pretty much every hack we do, usually with no reaction whatsoever. The little old lady owner of the barking dog watched avidly as I did a complete lower body workout to get the little horror going forward. Note to self: bring a stick next time. Luckily all this activity (on my part at least) distracted said owner from the fact that Choccy had sneaked into her garden and was helping herself to the noisy dog's food!

Napping, check. Didn't like the look of some white paint on a speed bump, and yes, you've guessed it, we've been over that same lump of concrete many times.

Just for good measure, she threw in a kick aimed at poor Sky (who behaved brilliantly throughout all these tantrums) and bit her a few times too.

Sadly for her, all these shenanigans just mean that I will be taking her out a lot more often on her own (don't see why poor Sky should have to put up with her, she can do ride & lead with Chezza instead) until she gives up her "cinéma". Stubborn as she is, I am even more so and want her to be a safe hack out on her own like the others are so she'll just have to get used to it.

So there.

1 comment:

Martine said...

Naughty pony! "Sorting" her will be a nice winter project for you!

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