Once upon a time in a tranquil land far away, two newlyweds on a second honeymoon decided to break up their relaxing holiday (read: sloth like existence) filled with spas, saunas, cheese and wine with a more vigorous activity...horse riding. The groom, a seasoned horseman eagerly anticipated saddling up and galloping into the wild, blue yonder whilst his bride (a first timer) tried hard to swallow the large lump in her throat.
When all the other jaunty equestrians joined their chosen horses in their stables there were pats, nuzzles and joyful whinnying all round. However, the bride's "gentle giant" Sammy, refused to partake in such frivolity and kept flashing "whites of his eyes showing" glances her way. Upon mounting her steed and joining the others, the brides eyes filled with fearful tears. Gallantly, the groom steered his dear Cedric over to calm the lass. Little did the groom know that Cedric was a bit of a joker and proceeded to pass wind in Sammy's face causing much "whites of the eyes" showing on Sammy's behalf.
After several hours and several bouts of Cedric's flatulence and more body shaking from fright than one bride can endure, a visibly annoyed Sammy struck back and with a disgruntled neigh reared up and took off with the bride clinging on for dear life. In front of fifteen strangers, the bride screamed in terror, "I want to get off...I want to get off... I want to get off....", in between child like sobs with mandatory runny nose included. Needless to say, after being tethered to the guide's horse and led all the way down the trail back to the camp, this bride vowed never to straddle a horse in this lifetime. And she never has! The end.
Back in pressie central, I've made a little unicorn for my niece using a lovely Melly and Me pattern and some yummy Tanya Whelan fabric. This is one member of the equine family that this girl would happily take for a spin around the paddock. Giddy up!!