||Hocus Pocus "Brandy"
||Eleven years old|
||Camarillo, California, USA|
is my horse, Brandy. I've had her for a little more than six months
now, and am absolutely in love. I saw her on a website one day when my
parents and I were almost giving up from looking for the perfect jumper.
My dad wouldn't call since he didn't want a pony (she's 14'2 hands high,
the maximum height for a pony), and my mom wouldn't call either, but
until I finished my first hour of begging, they gave in. It sounded
interesting, so we went down to see the little pony and fell in love.
After seeing her twice more, we bought her and took her home.
In the beginning, we didn't quite understand each other, but my trainer
soon fixed that and we're currently together every hour of every day
riding and playing. We've competed in two horse shows (all though its
still not show season!), one "A" circuit jumper show that I placed 2nd
in and one "C" circuit jumper show that I placed three firsts and 1 sixth
(not very impressive) in.
I'd say what makes Brandy special is the look she gives me when I walk
down the barn aisle and see her staring back at me through the bars as
if pleading to come out and play. She's made me so happy through these
months and continues to do so every day. She's also taught me everything
I know about jumpers and has blown my mind every day we work on the big
fences, like the 3'6-4'0 fences that she clears with ease.