“Celeste I’m heading into town do you want to go with me or do you need anything?” Henry called out to Celeste in the barn. Celeste steps outside the barn after cleaning the horse’s stall and yells out no and returns to her task with glee on her lips. Today is the first day she planned to ride the draft horse come high or hell! She views her grand dad leaving and begins to work her magic on the painted draft horse. After many weeks the pair have become extremely close, and at times Celeste mastered the unison of horse and human showing Chief there was nothing to fear having a human on his back.
She had finally been able to lay on his back without asking anything. At first Chief wanted to bolt when he felt her sit on his back, but she calmed him down and requested nothing from the equine. On and off the spitfire would sit on his back until Chief no longer moved and loved the gentle companionship she freely gave the horse. She whistled for the horse and Chief immediately came running to her call. “Today I just want to walk around on your back Chief when I gets on, so don’t be a ding-a-ling okay?” Chief nodded yes to Celeste’s request. She smiled and took her time once again to get on his back. Like clock work Chief allowed the little girl to sit on the fence, and slide her leg across his back.
“Okie dokie darlin’ let’s do it!” Chief obeyed and began to walk around in the woods while Celeste stayed true, and didn’t kick or bump his tummy. She smiled to heavens as her love for doing something no other has accomplished was finally happening. “Pretty good bud, I’m just so happy aren’t you?” Of course the horse couldn’t talk but understand the little girl’s praise. For over a half an hour they walked the woods together until Celeste knew it was time to get off him before her grandfather returned. She was tickled pink with joy to know there was hope for Chief to become a great riding horse, but she would keep her secret from her grandfather, because he warned her the horse was dangerous, but she didn’t listen.
“See boy I am so proud of ya! Everything is possible once you think positive!” It was just in time she slid off his back when her grandfather returned home. She quickly ran over to his truck with a huge smile on her lips to help Henry bring in the groceries. “What has given my granddaughter a smile?” Celeste only spoke out, “I’m a rocking pop, ya can’t touch this!” Henry busted out with laughter and was infected by her beauty of joy as he watched his little girl swing her hips to a dance. “I don’t know what you mean by that statement, but as long as it makes you look this beautiful, I guess the sky is the limit huh!” Celeste nodded her head silently and carried several bags of food into the farm home. “Papa can we have a bomb fire tonight. I feel like I am on top of the world? I’ll make us some smore’s if you build a fire.” Henry smiled at his granddaughter and answered yes as he regarded her with confusion what happened to his little girl since he left to go to town.