Summer F writes:
Six Girls, Six
Ponies, And They Soon All Become One Club...
Meredith, Pam, Anna, Lulu, Summer, and Sunshine have a new problem.
A wild pony named
Eye-High was to be trained by Meredith. But the pony becomes frisky
and won't obey orders.
Can the six girls
and ponies help Eye-High?
Or is the only
thing Eye-High will be dog food?
Lulu S. writes:
Meredith and Pam
looked over the fence at Eye High. He was running around, his eyes
wide and snorting!
like he would be a good pony," Mer-mer said, "If we could
ever catch him."
Pam picked up a
pony halter and lead rope. She looked at the horse cookie jar next
to Mer-mer's tack box, and grabbed a few Mrs. Pastures cookies for
Pam said, as she walked toward the pony.
The pony started
to run off but when Pam held out a Mrs. Pastures horse cookie he stopped.
Then he came to
He took the cookie.
Eye High never
had a Mrs. Pastures cookie before. It took him a few seconds to figure
out that he had to chew it up with his back teeth. Then he started
to chew. And chew. And chew.
His eyes closed
partway and he licked his lips. When he finished chewing Pam held
out the halter. Eye High sniffed at it and Pam put it over his nose
and gave him another cookie.
Pam said "He
likes those!" as she buckled the halter. "Let's go clean
But when Pam turned
toward the barn, Eye High....
... fell to the
He really did not
want to come with Pam.
Before Pam could
turn around to get Eye High up, she heard a noise and turned around
Summer F writes
.. a tan and white
object running from the barn. Pam sighed with stress. It was Pongo,
the Appaloosa foal.
Pongo was caught
in quicksand and only by teamwork, Meredith, Pam, Anna, Lulu, Summer,
and Sunshine were able to save him.
Pongo was sick
from eating poisoned berries while lost, so he had been staying at
the Animal Clinic.
Pongo been nothing
but a troublemaker. First, he chased some leghorn hens at the pen.
Pam bought them from Green Market when livestock were sold.
Then, Pongo rolled
into red mud, making his coat, kind of a ruby color. He still had
a faint stain. Then, he was bucking and kicking Lightning, bossing
her to play. When Pam shooed him away, he just wheeled right back,
and head-butted her so hard, she fell down.
One time they
were having a barn sleepover, and Pongo was whinnying and chasing
Acorn, Lightning, Hugo, Piddles, Squirrel, and Snow White. He was
even chasing the school ponies. Pam tried to chase him away, but the
raced right back. An like a bighorn sheep fighting another, he rammed
Pam right into a puddle of black mud.
Anna, Lulu, Meredith,
Summer, and Sunshine giggled. But they helped Pam get up and helped
her shower. Then they put Pongo with them. But he kept stepping on
each other's hair or sleeping bag. So they put him in Lightning's
stall. And Pongo fought with Woolie, Pam's sheepdog when he was trying
to herd her with Lighting. Woolie kept barking and snarling. But he
yelped in panic when Pongo reared and punched Woolie on the side with
his front hooves. So Woolie hardly ever went near Pongo.
This time, Pongo
leapt like a cat and kicked Eye-High's rear with his back hooves.
"Pongo!" said Pam, "Stop it!" Instead of running
away, Eye-High reared and pushed Pongo so hard with his front hooves,
Pongo was punched into the barn door. He chased him away. "Eye-High!"
said Pam. Eye-High raced to his paddock. He was scared; you could
see the whites of his eyes and his ears were laid back. "No cookies
for that behavior!" Pam and Meredith saw Eye-High run around
in his paddock. Pam and Meredith needed help, they needed their friends
for this horse.
Anna Harley writes:
Mrs. Crandal walked
out from the barn. She had JB. He had a saddle on.
Next to JB all
the ponies looked tiny.
Mrs. Crandal mounted
JB. They walked over to the girls and ponies. She said looked down
at them and said, "You know, if you just...."
Haley G. writes
him with the other ponies his age, he might just play with them, instead
of bothering you!"
She rode off.
Pam decided that the only way to make these two ponies come was to...
Bobby M.K. writes:
... put Pongo and
Eye-High in different paddocks.
"Lulu, do you have a horse cookie?"
"Yes, I have a couple of Mrs. Pastures' cookies left in my pocket,"
"Well, then I'll open the gate to the empty paddock next to this
one and then go in there. I'll go fetch a halter and lead rope for
Pam quickly got a pony-sized halter and a lead rope while Lulu walked
over to the empty paddock and opened the gate.
"Lulu, give a cookie to Anna," said Pam.
"OK, now Lulu and Anna, stand at different ends of this paddock,
Lulu, go stand by the exit gate " asked Pam.
They did. Pongo followed Anna, and Eye-High followed Lulu.
"OK, Lulu, give Eye-High his cookie, Anna you slowly walk down
the fence with your cookie in sight but don't give to Pongo yet. When
Eye-High gets his cookie, put your halter on him and lead him out
Lulu did. Eye-High looked happy. She led him out the exit gate.
Pongo saw Mrs. Crandal sitting on JB in the next paddock. Pongo was
suddenly lonely when Eye-High had left. Anna walked toward JB and
Mrs. Crandal. Anna climbed through the fence and walked toward JB.
Pongo trotted over to the open gate into the next pasture and walked
in. Mrs. Crandal leaned down from JB and gently closed the gate.
"OK, Anna, climb back through the fence, but be sure and give
Pongo his cookie after you are outside," said Mrs. Crandal. Anna
did. Pongo walked over. Anna gave him his cookie. Mrs. Crandal walked
JB out another gate. Now Pongo and Eye-High were in different places.
Jane F. writes
and looked for Pongo. He looked for JB and then he looked for Lighting.
Mrs. Crandal and
JB rode toward the training paddock. Soon they were out of sight behind
a row of trees.
Pongo let Pam put
his halter on and she walked him into the barn.
Eye High was alone.
He was not happy.
Eye-High wanted his buddies. "Whinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnyyyy!"
Pam came back with
a couple of Mrs. Pastures cookies for horses and stood at the fence.
Eye-High trotted over but when Pam held out a cookie he whirled around
Lulu S. writes
Trotted over to
take it. High-Eye really liked the cookie, Pam petted him.
When he finished
chewing, he stood there while Pam kept rubbing his back.
He nudged her
Haley G writes
thought Pam. "Eye high isn't wild, he wants his friends!"
Pam decided right
there, that she was going to take Eye-High out for a trail ride. All
she needed was help from some friends. So she quickly got her 5 pony
pals, and told them the plan. They agreed, and quickly got the ponies
Finally when they
were out on the trail, Sunshine said "Guys, I'm really tired.
We have been out here for almost 3 hours!"
Pam agreed "We can end for the day. I'm so proud of Eye-High,
he is doing great! So they turned around, but the trail didn't look
way did we come from? Right I think." said Anna.
"No we came
south" said Lulu.
By that point
they were all disagreeing, and it was beginning to get dark. All of
a sudden they heard....
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