Twinkey, Rusty And Pippi Come To Their New Home

Twinkey, Rusty and Pippi come to their new home


When I was two years old, I had an old white pony named Prince. Prince was 33 years old when he died. I thought that I would never move on. 

One afternoon, I saw my mum talking on the telephone about a pony. When she got off the telephone, she said that the neighbours have a little pony to give away. I was really excited, but that brought back memories of Prince's death. Anyway, we went to our neighbour's farm and found the minature brown pony that was to become ours. We named her Twinkle Toes and Twinkey for short. Twinkey was so little and very, very cute.I rode Twinkey all the time but as time passed, she was a bit little and slow for me.

One morning, my grandparents came over with a surprise for me. They opened the float, and out came a medium brown pony. His name was Rusty. I had a ride on him and he was sooooo good. He was the right pony for me. Rusty and I had lots of adventures together. I rode him down the road every night after school. Rusty was eventually given to my little brother. I still ride Rusty when my brother is not riding him. 

One day, when my dad got home from work, he showed me a photo of a brown and white horse that might suit me. So, I said I will have her. When I got home from school, the horse was in the shed. I raced inside, quickly got dressed and ran to the shed. She was so beautiful. Her name is Pippi. I rode Pippi and groomed her. She is a little big, but that does not matter. She is the right horse for me. Twinkey and Rusty still live with us, and they all became friends!

True story by Kiran Quilty of  Australia





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