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The Tremendous Tales of Tappy’s Travels : Episode 3 – Things are heating up!

Part of an ongoing series about a horse named Tappy leaving her town to discover the world beyond her stable. New episode posted every other Sunday. Scroll down to start at the beginning.

Tappy’s excitement quickly started to fade
As she entered a path that had no trees or shade
The sun’s angry rays blazed on Tappy’s course hair
She was parched but there were no signs of water anywhere

As her hoof burned against the hot gravel
She kept trying to remind herself of how far she had traveled
She wanted to stay strong and remain steadfast
But she really didn’t know how much longer she would last

She began to doubt her journey and what she was fighting for
She remembered she was fighting to prove herself, but what else more?
She started to forget the reason she took her journey due to the blistering heat
She wanted to continue but her body felt beat

Tappy thought about Puffer, her town, and what she was trying to discover
With some mental pep talk, reaffirmation of her goals, her body began to recover
It seemed as if she had gotten out of her hump
When she realized that she was no chump

Tappy never gave up and wasn’t going to start now
Despite any obstacles, she would always succeed someway somehow
Tappy had grown thick skin from being from the poorest of all stalls
She had always learned to get up whenever she’d fall

Tappy’s excitement quickly started to fade
As she entered a path that had no trees or shade
The sun’s angry rays blazed on Tappy’s course hair
She was parched but there were no signs of water anywhere

As her hoof burned against the hot gravel
She kept trying to remind herself of how far she had traveled
She wanted to stay strong and remain steadfast
But she really didn’t know how much longer she would last

She began to doubt her journey and what she was fighting for
She remembered she was fighting to prove herself but what else more?
She started to forget the reason she took her journey due to the blistering heat
She wanted to continue but her body felt beat

Then she remembered a time when she felt like she couldn’t go on
And Puffer stayed by her side and told her to stay strong

Tappy thought about Puffer, her town, and what she was trying to discover
With some mental pep talk, reaffirmation of her goals, her body began to recover
It seemed as if she had gotten out of her hump
When she realized that she was no chump

Tappy never gave up and wasn’t going to start now
Despite any obstacles, she would always succeed someway somehow
Tappy had grown thick skin from being from the poorest of all stalls
She had always learned to get up whenever she’d fall

“For too long I’ve been tied down because it is my state of mind,
But nothing can stop me oh no, not my kind
I’m a warrior, valiant and true
If I don’t fight hard for what I want then who is going to?”

So facing the heat, Tappy continued on her way
Thinking about next place that she would reach one day
“Although this present place isn’t necessarily the best,
I’m going to keep on moving and look forward to the rest”

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The Tremendous Tales of Tappy’s Travels : Episode 2 -Reflection

Part of an ongoing series. New episode posted every other Sunday. Scroll down to start at the beginning. 

On the first day of her journey, it wasn’t much of a thrill
She had been walking for hours and there was no life in sight still
She searched and searched for signs of existence
But it was getting impossible to keep her persistence

Realizing that there was no life around for miles and miles
She chose to stop in her tracks and embrace in the moment for a while
Stopping felt uncomfortable to Tappy, almost strange and obscure
When was the last time she felt this way? She wasn’t even sure

In Tappy’s town, everything moved at a rapid pace
No one ever had time to just stay in one place
There were tasks to finish and jobs to fill
Everyone just kept working, even against their own will

Tappy never questioned it and went along with everyone else
But this new feeling she was feeling was a feeling she never felt
After getting over the discomfort, stopping sort of felt good
It was a feeling that Tappy would have never understood

Appreciating the new change of urgency and speed
Tappy found herself some shade underneath an oak tree
As she listened to the wind whisper sweet rhythmic sounds
She realized something incredibly profound

With silence and loneliness, she was able to think
She was free to wander and follow her instinct
In Tappy’s old town, everything was planned in a pre-destined path
You had to keep moving and never look back

Tappy was told all her life to behave in a certain way
She was only allowed to drink from certain wells and eat from certain heaps of hay
She never questioned it before because it was the way things were
But now that Tappy was able to think about it, it wasn’t what she preferred

She was taught by her elders to respect the rules of the system
But now she didn’t know why she had to follow it when she didn’t understand them
It was because she didn’t have time to think about whether it was right or wrong
But now that she thought about it, she had been following a broken system all along

Driven and motivated by her new-found thoughts
Tappy rose up from the shade and walked with gusto in her trots
With just one day away from her town, she had discovered so much already
She wanted to continue her path of knowledge by moving on steady

So with her head held high and her stance up tall
Tappy continued to trot along without any hesitation or stall
“Watch out world, I’m coming to you fast,
I will accomplish my mission and show everyone at last.”

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The Tremendous Tales of Tappy’s Travels: Episode 1 – The Departure

Tappy was your average horse, from your average town
Her tail was quite course, her hair a dirt brown
Tappy never excelled in many games or sports
She wasn’t exactly the same of any type of sorts

In fact Tappy was quite plain in poise and in stance
Her awkward appearance didn’t give her much of a chance
You see in Tappy’s community it was all about looks
And well Tappy wasn’t a fair mare in any of their books

The town was divided in ranks determined by certain breeds
Mares, broodmares, stallions, and the noblest of steeds
In Tappy’s town, she was the lowest rank of all
She grew up in the poorer parts of town in the poorest of all stalls

However, Tappy with her positivity told herself times and times before
“You’re not the prettiest mare out there but at least you’re no bore”
So with that Tappy always managed to hold her head up high
To walk with a purpose, talk with a cause, and preach to the sky

Though Tappy always tried to stay strong, it sometimes got tough
To not have others see her as lovable but instead persistent and rough
Tappy had learned from her experiences to always put up her walls
Because she knew the lower you kept them the harder you’d fall

Because of this, she did not have many friends
But the one she did have made her quite content
Her friend Puffer was the only one who understood Tappy quite well
She was the only mare able to bring Tappy out of her shell

Puffer was a different breed of horse with hair quite fine
She would sometimes make fun of Tappy’s hair, but it never got out of line
Puffer was a lighter shade of brown, a healthy tint of medium beige
Her eyes were small, but expanded quite largely when enraged

The two would frolic and play
Laugh and talk all day
Share ambitions for their lives of tomorrow
Lament and cry about all of their sorrows

So it was in Puffer that Tappy shared her biggest secret ever
Tappy told Puffer about her bold endeavor
She would leave her town and venture on her own
Leave her stall and everything else she has known

Puffer gasped and huffed upon hearing the tale
She asked Tappy, “Do you know what that entails?”
Tappy replied, “Of course I do, you silly goose. I’ve thought about this through and though.”
Puffer said, “Well as your friend, you have my support, but I’m coming with you.”

“As much as I would love to have you by my side,
I know you have your own dreams and I have mine
But our paths will cross again, don’t you fret and fray
And when we meet again, my, that will be a glorious day”

So with that, Tappy began trotting on her epic quest
With nothing more than a satchel of supplies—no more, no less
As she proudly walked away from the place she used to call home
She was nervous yet excited for the places she would explore and roam