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Saturday, 12 October 2019

Weekend Writing Warriors Snippet Sunday - meet Glyn who has a problem!


Hello fellow snippeteers!

I'm continuing snippets from the draft of my current 'work in progress' a fantasy novel 'The Matchmaker's Mare' which takes place in Wales. The  story is told from three p.o.vs. and two time-lines. Today's excerpt is in Glyn's P.O.V.  and is our first glimpse of him.. and he has a bit of a problem. (Adjusted from original to conform with ten sentence rule.)

(This is only a rough draft to give the gist of the novel, and is subject to change and edits!)


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 SNIPPET


Glyn  knew was something odd about the chestnut pony when it appeared in one of his paddocks from nowhere. At first he thought she was one of the semi-wild ponies that roamed the mountains. They were all owned by someone and usually freeze branded or micro-chipped, but this one had no owner’s mark on her and his scanner revealed no micro-chip.
 

He contacted the Police, the Welsh Pony and Cob Society, the local pony club, riding club, and everyone in his E-mail lists, and posted her picture on Facebook and Instagram but no-one reported losing a chestnut cob type pony mare.



“She’s pretty little thing, with that distinctive star on her face, but what am I going to do with her?” he said to Evan Thomas— friend, groom and general handyman, who broke in all the young horses for him. “I can’t sell her or breed from her since she doesn’t legally belong to me.”


“Look Glyn, why don’t you just let me put a saddle on her an’ let’s see what she goes like?”


Glyn hesitate - at six foot, he was too tall himself for a mare her size, and he knew of no-one, other than Evan,who was light enough and competent enough to handle her if she proved difficult.

“I’m not sure about that, Evan, there’s no telling if she’s broken to ride, although she’s let me halter her and lead her around, but she spooks at her own shadow and seems a bit temperamental.” 

He glanced over at the mare standing in a corner of the paddock. She stamped her foot and shook her head so her long mane flowed around her like a halo, almost as if she knew they were talking about her.




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26 comments:

  1. The way she reacts to being saddled will say a lot about how much training she's had.

    That said, my mother came home from work one night and found a stray horse by her door. Put her in the barn, called some neighbors (note: farmers do not like being awakened at midnight to be asked if they're missing a horse). Found the owners the next day and I bought her soon after that.

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    1. That's so true - and why Evan's a bit worried about Evan's safety! What a great story about the mare that arrived at your mother's door. You were obviously destined to have her!

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  2. Hum at first I thought that she might have been born in the wild without anyone knowing but if he can lead her around that's strange.
    Is there something wrong with her or did someone decide to abandon her?

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    1. All the questions that are milling around in Glyn's mind at this point, LInda! :)

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  3. I'm sold from the first word where horses are concerned. My last two children's books centred around a pony and a stallion, due to the fact that one story involved a boy who was a pit pony driver in a Victorian mine. For this I had to do a great deal of research; previously I didn't know one horse from another. You know the amazing creatures, which makes your stories all the more natural and interesting.

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    1. Aw thanks so much - and your children's books sound so interesting, what are the titles? You're right, horses are amazing - and one never stops learning about them!

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  4. What a great "problem"! Maybe the mare would prefer a female rider?

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    1. Yes, lots of horses do prefer a female rider - especially if their previous, and only, rider was a woman!

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  5. PS. We adopted a stray black lab last year.

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    1. Oh lovely Aurora - 'rescues' are so loving and forgiving. I wish more people would 'adopt'!

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  6. HOW I ENJOYED THIS SNIPPET. WELL DONE, MY FRIEND.

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    1. Thank you so much Charmaine, that gives me so much confidence to keep going! x

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  7. Very cool and appropriately mysterious, so now my mind is going in all directions, trying to figure out this pony! Great snippet...

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    1. Thanks Veronica - glad the sense of mystery came through. This is not just an ordinary pony! :)

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  8. Truly excellent job describing and characterizing the pony, although the pic helped; I'm pretty vague about what a chestnut cob is. Writing about horses may be your metier!

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  9. Aw thanks Ed. I have to admit I've managed to get a horse or pony in all my SF books, except Beloved Enemy. (Couldn't quite work one into that one.) A cob is generally just a thick set, strong horse or pony, but in Wales the Welsh Cob is a specific breed - 'Section C' in the studbook, which is the pony version, and 'Section D' which is the larger horse size cob. Both show a lot of Arabian influence. The only real difference between the two is size. Chestnut is a red colour, like the pony in the picture. It's usually called 'sorrel' in the States. Hope that clarifies things a bit. :)

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  10. How mysterious that the horse just appeared. I love your description of her.

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  11. Cool! This sounds like a ghost pony--or a time-traveling pony! :-)

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  12. You might have something there, Teresa!

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  13. Enjoyed the snippet. I love animals in stories.

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  14. Thanks so much, Kate. There are a lot of horses in this story, although it is essentially a romance!

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  15. Th pony is not only beautiful but smart too. Enjoyed the snippet.

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  16. Thanks Karen - she certainly is both! :)

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  17. There seems to be something else at work here with this pony. Very intriguing. I definitely want to know more!

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  18. He's tried a lot of ways to find the owner. But I understand his concern. Besides feed and stable her, what can he do? A dilemma for sure.

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