Maggie

Follow Me! – Chapter 5, I WANT THE COWHORSE

Hazel sank into silence, but it was a noisy silence. The voice in her head kept up a steady stream of outraged chatter: Cheating? She was already cheated! Offer? Maggie Star offered nothing! She wanted things from her horse… friendship, devotion, OBEDIENCE… This horse was not delivering!

bridle-cleaning

Each thought played across her face and was reflected in her tight lips and hard stare.

Her aunt returned to oiling the bridle, but split her focus between it and Hazel. She rubbed the cloth over the browband and down the sides of the headstall. She slid it once more along the reins and then returned it to its spot on the wall. Setting the cloth down, she said, “Come on back to the pen and show me what you tried.”

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