So, there I was, minding my own business and making a fair whack of trimming the grass when I thought I heard a familiar voice calling my name.
I ambled over and was delighted that she remembered exactly where I like to be scratched. I trained her well! She seemed happy to see me. There was another lady there with a Yellow Head and they were both petting and scratching me, which was very nice. They were saying nice things about me too. I believe the word used by the Yellow Head lady was ‘perfect’. I can’t argue with that!
They left and I went back to my job of trimming the grass, but the next day they came back and asked me to get in a lorry. I’m an obliging fellow so, even though it seemed a bit strange, I walked up the ramp and off we went.
Before long, the ramp was lowered and in came Realtog – a gent of a pony if ever I met one! He’s old and wise and was able to fill me in on what was happening, so I kind of knew what to expect when we arrived at the Horses Connect base in Bushypark, close to Galway city. I was going to be a Therapist!
The rest of that day was spent getting my feet trimmed and my legs and tail washed. People were fussing over me like they already knew how important I am!
I also met another pony called O’Malley. He told me that I would be getting loads and loads of TLC, but that I would have to be extra careful of the people on my back. I’m always extra-careful of the people on my back anyway, so that will be no bother to me!
I did a small bit of work on Saturday with a young man who was learning to lead. He was scared at first, and he thought I would step on him, but I’d never do that!
The big smile on his face when I walked and stopped and turned when he asked me was amazing!
Realtog and O’Malley said we don’t do any work from Saturday afternoon until Thursday afternoon – or sometimes Wednesday afternoon.
I think I’m going to like being a Therapist!