It was so weird. Even after I woke up after fainting I can still see Opal standing there. All blood stained. The vet told me that she was a very quality filly, they couldn't just put her down. It would take a while to get her normal again but I would do all it takes.
The vet gave me instructions on how to properly look after Opal after cleaning her wounds. For a long while I followed these instructions exactly while training with Diamond. Finally, Opal was all better, and old enough to train! Diamond and I had worked so hard and our room was already filled with trophies and ribbons, It was time to give her a break. We started Opals training early the next morning.
I thought that she would be easy to train. I was wrong. I put a light training saddle on her and ground drove her for a while. She refused at first, then she =gave n and finally did what I wanted. All was working put until a big dog jumped out of the bushes next to the arena. Opal went mad, I let go of the rein and opal jumped the fence and ran off. I gave chase until I no longer saw the pale palomino flash of Opal and the training saddle and the white reins flapping in the breeze. Opal was gone.
I was walking back to the barn when I saw Diamond trot up to the fence. She seemed to know something was wrong. That's when I got an idea...maybe Diamond could find Opal! I hopped on her bareback and jumped her over the fence, then I let her lead the rest of the way. 5 minutes later we found Opal grazing on a nearby meadow looking as peacefull as ever. Deciding we oth couldn't take any more training, we headed home. At home, My parents were in the barn with a grim look on their faces. Dad spoke first "Something went wrond today, we got involved with some bad deals" Mom continued "We are now in debt...the only way to get out of it is to sell Diamond and Opal and move back to the city"
And that's all I heard. Everything went black, and I fainted. I kept replaying the words over and over in my head, trying to grip the situation. It gave me nightmares and bad visions. Where would I be without Opal and Diamond? It gave me shiver just thinking about it. Then I had a great idea, maybe if I entered the national showjumpiny championships in a week, I could afford to keep my beloved horses with the prize money. I thought it was a good idea, I just had to run it by my parents. Who knows what the outcome of that could be.
My parents agreed to let me try because I had my own cash saved for lessons and entry fee. So as soon as I could, Diamond and I were training, taking breaks only when needed. Every day we had 2 three hour lessons, and every day we improved. Finally the day was here. Diamond and I were ready and at the show, Opal was along to watch and give us confidence. While coming out of the trailer, Diamond slipped on a water bottle someone left on the ground. As she fell, I could see she was in no state to participate. There was only one option...Opal. We had an english saddle that her previous owner had given us in the truck so we saddled her up and hoped for the best.
But she wasn't old enough! She was only 3 years old and still developing. But it was our only hope. We would give it our all and see how we go. She fidgeted beneath me, calming as soon as I touched her neck lightly with my hand. I wispered in her ear "We can do this Opal". And the starting bell rang and we set off towards the first jump, me and Opal, as one.
Opal seemed to sense that this was important and our relationship was depending on it. The way she moved underneath me was amazing, the first jump came up, we went over and it was amazing as if we were frozen, just us two. Soon the contest was done and we had one! HOping this was enough to get my parents out of debt I gave them the cash. The next morning, I ran downstairs to see a BIG breakfast layed out on the table. My parents were already eating. They came over and told me the greatest news...They were out of debt and had money to spare! While I was eating I was dreaming about Opal, and how she only felt right when she was wild, nothing holding her back. By the time breakfast was over, I knew what was going to be right for Opal...I HAD to set her free.
But I didn't have to. I didn't want to. But it was her. She was a free spirit wanting to be let go. I had to. Would she be able to fend for herself? Would she find a herd? What would become of my beautiful now snowy white filly? I had to. For her. The next morning I wandered outside, lost, confused. I soent a little time grooming her and then vaulted onto her bareback and Galloped as far as I could. Then I let her go. She galloped away and my life went with her.
THE END! Lets start a new one And add a few pictures as well
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I was out on a trail, lost, in the pouring rain. No supplies, nothing except a school horse I had ridden out. The school horse was old, and was lame. I had nothing. But it didn't matter, my life was a horrible mess. Atleast here, I could escape. I was sitting under an oak tree when I saw a Jet Black filly looking around the trees. Carefully, I got up and went to the filly. She looked up at me with wide eyes full of fear, eyes that reminded me of mine. I could tell that she felt lost, and lonley, like me...So startled, I tripped on a log and fainted. When I came to, the filly was there staring at me. I burst out in tears because I knew that, this beautifull filly was the only one that understood me, the only one that could solve my mystery. Then, I knew her name. "Mystery," I called out. She looked at me Knowingly, as if that was her name. In her eyes I found safety. She turned around and whinnyed, there was a return and out from behind the bushes came a black mare. There, lying down with both beside me, I fell asleep comforted by the thought that, someone cared.