My Toddler Son, The Pony Whisperer/Natural Laxative
Jack loves animals, especially horses; so when he saw the chance to ride a pony for 5 bucks while at Lucky Ladd Farms this past weekend, he had me pony up the cash.
His gal pal Sophie Culpepper eagerly decided to join him too.
Fortunately, it actually went well!
Jack didn’t even try to get off his pony until it was the end of the ride anyway.
However, my son evidently does have the ability to speak to horses; in particular, he was able to put his pony at such ease that it relieved itself right there in the middle of the ride.
Jack’s horse created a half time show, in other words.
I love how the next day in the car ride back from his day care, Jack randomly started saying, with a dead pan delivery:
“Horse poop. Horse poop.”
An observer in this case might think my son suffers from Coprolalia, an occasional trait of Tourette syndrome, where a person swears involuntarily.
But no, that’s just Jack having flashbacks of good memories of the weekend.
Apparently, the first thing that came to mind was when the ride had to come to a quick intermission, thanks to Jack’s natural effect on the pony.
So yes, I’m happy my son had the opportunity to ride his first pony, but I think it’s safe to say that all he and I will really remember about it was the horse taking a… load off.
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