A friend of mine said she saw the horse in a pool near her.
She said, ‘I think I saw a horse.’
I thought, ‘Whoa, that’s a lot of horses.’
I think she meant that the pool is just a little bit more crowded than it is at home.
I’m thinking, I wonder what the horse is doing up there?’
And the pool was filled with water, so I thought I’d try and find a place to sit.
I thought the best place to put my feet is where the pool ends.
I could have been sitting on the fence and just watched the horses, but I wasn’t.
I went up to the fence to the pool, and it was full.
So I started to sit there.
I was sitting down.
The horse came out and started to ride away.
I said, “What’s wrong?”
The horse’s mouth went up.
It was like he was saying, ‘Are you kidding me?
I’m not going anywhere.
This is what you’ve been waiting for.’
So I got out and tried to grab his mouth and get him to stop.
But he just kept going.
So when I tried to get him back on his feet, he was just still on his horse.
I told him to come back to me.
I put my arm around his neck and said, I’m sorry, I can’t take it anymore.
He said, You don’t have to.
I just kept saying, I just don’t want to hear you talk about that anymore.
So he came back and sat on the horse and we just watched for a while.
Then, we went back to my house.
He came back to sit on my bed.
I looked at him and said I don’t think you should talk to me anymore.
And he said, Well, I don.
So we got up and he walked over to the window.
He looked down on the pool.
And I went back and said to myself, “He looks like he’s just been there for five minutes.”
I think I could’ve taken it a little easier.
I know he had a pretty good horse.
It’s like a really good horse, and I thought he might be okay.
But I couldnt go there for a minute, so then I took a step back.
I felt really bad about it.
I think he’s probably been thinking about that since I came home.
So that’s what I was thinking, “Well, I guess I’m going to have to take my horse out of the pool.”
I’m really sorry.
I wish I could get rid of him.
I really do.
He’s a nice horse, but he’s also a good person.
I don, I think, love him very much.
I hope he goes somewhere safe.
[AP Photo/Jeff Zelevansky]