11. Chapter 11
Scarlett looked at her phone.
"You can cool Moonrise off now, we don't have a lot of time left," Scarlett told me.
I gave Moonrise long reins and walked her out onto the track. Scarlett came over and walked beside me.
"You did it really well, jumping the last jump," she said.
"Thanks, Scarlett," I replied.
"Have you seen the list I've put up for the show?" Scarlett asked me.
I nodded. "I don't really know if I'm going to enter or not," I replied.
"Why not, Lucy?" Scarlett looked at me.
I think she was a bit upset about the thought of me not entering.
"Well first of all, I don't even know if I want to do it and if I did the show, what height should I do? And how will Moonrise react to so many people around the place?" I said.
"Moonrise will be just fine, and you could sign up for the 50, 60 and 70 and see how the first two go. You can always pull away from the 70." Scarlett told me.
"But I'm not sure if I want to do it or not!" I exclaimed!
Did she not understand? Most of it wasn't about Moonrise, but about me. I didn't know if I wanted to or not.
"If you don't sign yourself up on that list, then I'll do it for you," Scarlett looked me in the eye.
I could see that she really wanted me to do it.
"Can I just get some time to think?" I asked.
"You have a private lesson next Saturday, don't you?" Scarlett asked and I nodded as a reply. "Well if you haven't signed up by then, I'm signing you up."
"What classes would you put me in?" I asked, feeling a bit scared.
"Just the 50, 60, 70 probably," was Scarlett's reply.
Scarlett went into the middle and got her jacket.
"Think about it," Scarlett said, as she was putting her jacket on.
I walked Moonrise into the middle and jumped off. I put the stirrups up, before leading her back into her box. I untacked Moonrise, before putting her rug on and going home.
I rode Moonrise the next day, focusing on getting her over the tricky, scary jumps.