6. Chapter 6
"You were great riding Moonrise!" My dad exclaimed.
"Can I change my lease over to her then?" I asked.
"Why do you want to change, exactly?" I was asked that by mom.
"Well let me tell you. 1. She is easier to control than Scooby and a lot more willing. 2. She has a nice, smooth trot and a steady, bumpy canter, whereas Scooby's trot is really bouncy and hard to sit to, and his canter is really bumpy too. It isn't always Scooby wants to get ridden and sometimes he will just keep bucking and that isn't fun. 3. She is more caring and loves to be nuzzled with all the time. 4. She loves cuddles, unlike Scooby, who hates them. 5. I know a girl who loves Scooby really much and rides him a lot better than me, who is waiting for me to stop leasing Scooby so that she can lease him," was my reply.
"Well, let us talk about it tonight," said dad, and we walked to Moonrise's stable.
I put her in the stable and took her tack off. I went out of her stable, before closing it and putting the saddle and bridle in the tack room. I went to my locker and quickly put my shoes on, before going out to the car, where mom and dad were waiting. When we got home, I went up to bed and laid watching tv, before I fell asleep.
The next day I woke up by my alarm. It was school time, sadly. I got ready for school, and rode on my bike to school.
When I came home after school, I went up to my room. On my desk was a letter with my name, Lucy, on it. I opened it and read what stood on the letter.
It said: Dear Lucy, As soon as you see this, get your horse riding stuff on and come down to the stables. There is a little surprise for you. In other words, an early Christmas present.
What was that supposed to mean? I didn't know. I got my jodhpurs on and cycled to the stables. At the stables, there was no one on the yard, which was strange, as there normally are horses out on the yard or people standing talking. I locked my bike and went into the barn, where Scooby stood. There was no one there, either. I said hello to Scooby and give him a treat, before walking down to the barn where Moonrise stood.