A chilled morning breeze blew the door shut, Eyrss turned and looked at the door for a second before wrapping her scarf tighter around her neck, she was too cold and tired to care if she woke anybody else. She slowly trudged over to the stable, she walked in and emerged out a few minutes later carrying Aspens breakfast. She yawned as she unclipped the chain that held Aspens pen shut, it feel and clinked on icy metal bar. Eyrss pushed the gate open, turned, and shut it again. Eyrss dropped the bucket full of food on the ground and stretched as the sun began to emerge over the horizon. She turned and her chest tightened, Aspen stood on the other side of the pen, his head low and eyes drained of life.
"What's wrong boy, are you hurt?" She exclaimed as she approached her horse. He lifted his head to greet her, but it proved to be too much of an effort as he dropped it down again. He was not acting like himself.
Eyrss hurried to the gate, bolted out and ran as fast as her stiff legs would take her.
"He will be fin Eyrss, now get ready, the bus arrives in 10 minutes, you don't want to be late on your first day do you?"
"No mum" Eyrss spook with her hushed voice.
Eyrss flung her bag onto her shoulder and stepped out the door, it had been so long since she had been to school, and she wasnt ready to go back yet either.
If I am not riding I'm thinking about horses, and if I am not thinking about horses I'm riding