I was so excited about my second riding lesson. My mother made arrangements with Mrs. Carter that my riding lessons would be on Wednesday. My mother also got me a new riding outfit.
"Virginia, time to head for school," I heard my father say. I ran downstairs. When I reached him, we started heading for the school. As we walked, dad said, "You will be riding with the Carters to their home."
We reached the school just before Andi and her friend, Rosa. I went into the school, climbed the stairs of the two-story building. I sat in my seat just as the opening school bell rang.
At the end of school day, Justin Carter helped Andi, Rosa, and me into the buggy. "Are you girls ready to go?" Justin asked. We all nodded.
Justin then slapped the reins, and Pal took off. It took about an hour to get to their house.
When we finally arrived, Justin helped us out of the buggy. Andi said that I would be riding Snowflake, because Pal was sweaty from pulling the buggy.
After Snowflake was saddled, I saw Mitch saddling his horse.
“Andi, can you please ask Mitch to help with lessons today?" I asked.
Andi hesitated for a moment and then said that she would ask.
I was so happy that I began to dance.
Andi joked with me, "Virginia, you are taking riding lessons, not dancing lessons.”
Once I saw Mitch behind Andi, I couldn't help myself but jumped up and hugged him.
"I will only be able to stay a little while,” Mitch said. “Chad needs help with Whirlwind. Okay, Virginia, can you mount Snowflake?" he asked.
Once I mounted, I reminded myself that I must do everything perfectly. After thirty minutes, I was done.
"Great job, Virginia! You are riding like a pro," Andi praised.
I stopped Snowflake and jumped down. “Thanks, Andi and Mitch, for teaching me to ride," I said.
“Mitch, don't you have to be somewhere?" Andi asked.
“I totally forgot. See you later,” Mitch replied.
Andi giggled and said, “Come on, Virginia. Let’s unsaddle Snowflake and get inside. Your dad isn't suppose to pick you up for another hour.”