This morning we went for a hack. My friend rode Apollo and I rode Llani. Llani often spots ghosts in the hedgeline so stops and spins around, but he is getting more confident each time.
I went first and we passed the Fern Monster in the hedge and some scary lorries before going through the woods. As we went through the woods we come out near a house and garden.
I was in the lead, walking past the stonewall when Llani spotted a ghost. To give him his due there was an elderly lady pruning her roses and making lots of snipping noises. He stopped and tried to spin round, but I stopped him and made him think about the situation. He stood but flat out refused to go in front, so I suggested Apollo did.
Now Apollo was wary because Llani was wary so hesitated and had a good look around. Meanwhile I was behind Apollo, with Llani keenly walking behind him. His nose was resting on Apollo`s tail when Apollo put the brakes on! Llani was very keen to walk on, so when Apollo stopped I suggested I carried on past, using my momentum to get past the scary Lady Monster. As soon as Llani`s nose passed Apollo he chickened out! Jammed on the brakes and decided it was just too scary. This time, however, Apollo decided to man up and walk past the lady. I wonder what she thought of the whole palaver!
Once past the stone wall I let Llani take the lead and we continued on our hack, I was pleased later when we approached a house with builders in the front garden because Llani stopped, looked at the situation and then walked past quietly. He does make me laugh though, being a tough guy when he`s hiding behind his friend, but then too much of a ladies blouse to go on his own! It reminds me of kids egging each other on but then not wanting to be the one to do the troublemaking!