sat on the edge of her bed with her arms resting
on her legs,
her head drooped down in deep
thought, staring at the diamond
her bedroom carpet.
the new position that she had applied for in the
was making her a little apprehensive.
She wasn't sure about leaving
the only place
she had ever known as home.
She had been on
her own since her parents were killed in a plane
crash several years back.
she dreaded most, was the thought of leaving
beloved pony. Shanna gave her
that name because she loved running
free along their property, which spanned for
Shanna was present at
Wildhearts birth, and they bonded almost
Immeditally. One might say that Shanna and
Wildheart grew up
together as "Best Friends"
spending hours together galloping along
country side. Yes.... They had a special love
and respect for
each other. Shanna knew she
would miss their long rides, and
as they shared the wonders of
After considering everything,
Shanna felt she should accept the
made a decision to keep her home and hire
tend to Wildheart. After all she
could come back on week-ends to
house and visit with her beloved Wildheart.
It was Sunday, the day before
leaving for the city and her new
decided to take Wildheart for a long ride, and
the memory. As they trotted along,
Shanna leaned forward, and
telling Wildheart how she was going away, and
she would miss her very much, and that
she would come back to
It seemed her beloved pony
understood every word she spoke. Her
was so confident, Shana could sense the
contentment in her.
Wildheart held her head
high as she trotted along. A beautiful
as she carried her beloved mistress through the
were as wild and free as the
Shanna was immensely happy that
she afforded this time, before
to Wildheart. As they came to a clearing Shanna
decided to stop and enjoy the serene beauty
of the day.
There was a stream nearby where
Shanna sometimes would stop and
herself, while Wildheart would enjoy a cool
drink of water.
As Wildheart was drinking,
Shanna was preparing to sit awhile, and
the beautiful scenery, Just then, Shanna heard a
brought panic to her heart
To the right of Shanna
was a Rattlesnake. Wildheart had heard
also! Shanna froze, and told Wildheart to
As the rattler slithered
closer, Wildheart reared high on her hind
legs, and began to circle around Shanna to
keep her protected.
Shanna was mortified,
when she found her voice she called
"Wildheart, Wildheart, No, Noooooo!"
Shanna's cried did not stop
her. She would
protect her mistress with her life. She sensed
danger that surrounded Shanna.
All of a sudden the Rattler struck.
Shanna screamed, while Wildheart
trampling the snake. She picked it up in her
mouth and bit and
tossed and trompled it
till it was dead. But it had struck
repeatedly, till it had released
all it's venom.
Shanna's mind was
whirling as she kept repeating "Oh, No! Oh!
No! Not my Wildheart!" Shanna tore the
scarf from her neck, and
hurridly went to
the stream and doused it into the
Running back to her beloved
horse, she wiped Wildheart's eyes with
wet scarf, and tried to wring water into her
getting up several times, and Shanna kept trying
calm her. Talking soothingly and looking
into her eyes. Shanna told
her how brave she
was, to have fought the snake to save her life,
and how she would always love, and never
forget her brave and
Slowly Wildheart settled, as if
accepting her fate, and Shanna sat
and hugging her dear friend who was so quickly
her with the poison venom from
the rattlers fangs! Her wonderful,
beautiful, and free spirited Wildheart ~~~~
had so much love for Shanna, had so freely given
her life, so
that her beloved mistress would
be saved from death.....
the Love of Wildheart!