We have seen a lot of our chum Ariel lately. His owner had an ambitious plan to show off his talent by appearing in a Music Extravaganza riding without a bridle and demonstrating his liberty skills. These are best practised in a confined space - our arena- and She has been advising and helping with the choreography.
We have watched, bemused, while Ariel performs lots of different routines to exactly the same music - over and over. We don't want to hear 'Les Chemins de l'Amour' ever again.
Everyone was agreed that Ariel could perform a spectacular, and moving, finale by synchronised twirling with his owner. Sadly, on the night, when it came to the synchronised twirling grand finale, Ariel was seized by an irresistible urge to pick up some stray pieces of hay he'd spotted on the floor.
Fortunately for Ariel, his owner still loves him.
We weren't invited to the Music Extravaganza, and have had to content ourselves with watching the 'Highlights' video, which was subject to some tactful editing...