There was this
little girl who loved horses and ponies so very much, but didn't have one of
her own. Chellie was a good sweet little girl and usually happy but her
dream was to have a pony. Every time she went to the store she bought
ponies and saddles and could just sit and stare at them. She went to a
friend's house and they had a horse. She would ride and ride him, she
even called him her own. she was sad because she had to leave him and go
home. She had a real bad experience one time and fell off a horse and had to
go to the hospital. She turned out to be okay but it took her awhile
to get back on. Still she loved horses so much and had a dream of
owning her own pony. She can saddle and bridle one just like a grown
Well there was little pony and it had a crippled
foot. She loved him and would go see him every day. She even
gave him her own name. Every time she would leave the little pony
would have a sad look on his face and he was thinking, I wish she
owned me because she is so good to me. The little pony tried to think of
ways to escape but he did not know how to get to her house, all he could do
was wait and hope she would return the next day.
The sad day came when the little pony was sold and
Chellie was sad again and so was the little pony, he had no idea where he
was and knew in his heart he would never see his friend again.. Chellie
cried and had bad dreams about the little pony.
Her Papaw told her he would look around and find
her a pony and guess what...yes! you are right. A man called one day and
said I have a pony for sale. "Would you like to buy it? Well her
papaw said let me come look at it and we will see. When he went to
look at the pony, guess who the little pony was, yes that's
right! Her very own little crippled pony that she loved so much. Her
dream had come true.
The little pony recognized Chellie's Papaw.
He lifted his head when he heard the voice and dug at the ground with his
hoof, but there is more to the story. Now for a place to keep the
Chellie stayed with her Aunt and Uncle sometimes
and they had a large yard, it was beautiful and full of rich green grass, he
knew he was going to be very happy. Then one night it began to rain
and at first it was okay but then it got harder and harder, the little pony
began to be afraid, the water was getting deeper and deeper and covering the
beautiful green grass and then was coming up to his little belly. The
Uncle came running as fast as he could and took him to higher ground.
He was afraid he was lonely without Chellie. He looked and looked hoping she
would come get him but knew he was safe here.
The water went down and he was then sent to a farm
where he had his own stall and green grass and good food but he was lonely.
He was thinking, "I need Chellie to brush me and ride me and put
my saddle on. The stall he was in had a bar across the front, he pushed his
nose against it harder and harder till it fell from the door. He looked out
and knew he was free. Now to remember where his big beautiful yard was
so he could go back.
He set out but there
was a river and it was full of stuff, the banks were ugly and full of
glass and rocks and sticks but he knew he would find a way to get her.
He went on, the road and cars and truck were going by him fast, but he
stayed near the river bank, he had to get to Chellie. As he lifted up
his head he saw it. It wasn't the same beautiful yard he had left. The
yard was covered with things from the river bank. He was very heart
broken, thinking maybe something had happened to Chellie. As he walked
further he saw her in the yard with her Uncle,
surprise to look up and see the little pony. Of course Chellie was very
happy and said "see how much he loves me" he had found her. Now
the little pony was in danger there because he could get sick so they had to
find a way to take him back to the farm and back to his stall. Chellie and
her Aunt began to walk down the road, it was fun for the little pony and
Chellie to be together and walking. sometimes Chellie got on his
back and he liked that. So back in the stall he was put and he was
happy, they fed him well and gave him plenty of water and Chellie hugged his
neck and said I will see you tomorrow.
As she walked away
the little pony was sad but knew he was safe where he was. Then it began to
get dark and he missed Chellie, because where he was before he could see her
lights and knew she was up and was thinking of him. He fell asleep thinking
of her. As he woke up he began to remember how he got out last time and he
thought "I can do it again". The little pony took his head
and raised the bar again and got out, this time it was easier to get up the
road because he knew where he was going.
Aunt and Uncle were
out working in the yard and there he was, "My Goodness" said the
uncle we are going to have to fix his stall so he will be okay, he told
Chellie. So they took him back one more time and then the little pony
knew it was okay to stay there. Chellie would come everyday and feed
and water and ride him. Now he was happy. Now every time Chellie
goes to the farm and lets "Pretty Boy" out, he runs and
jumps and kicks up his feet, and tries to walk on his hind legs.
He is so very happy.
There are pictures of
Chellie and the pony in Amanda's Photo Album Page
Harriett Dash 2001