Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Here, There, Everywhere
• Horses: 0
Tania slowly opened her eyes. Her curtains were wide open and she felt better rested than she had ever been before. She gazed at the barn through her window. A black horse with four white socks lazily walked out of the big double doors. He wandered to the fountain and drank water alongside Raven. Then it hit Tania. That was the horse that carried her home the night of the dance. Why did she run away? Oh yes, Jesse. She lazily got up and pulled on riding jeans and a yellow to. She slipped into her boots and grabbed her hat from the hanger behind her door. She went downstairs. In the kitchen her grandmother was busy making a huge breakfast. "Morning sunshine. Had a nice nap," her grandma laughed. "How long was I asleep?" Tania asked. "Two days," her grandma said. Tania almost fainted. "Two days?" She shrieked. "Well, you were pretty exhausted," her grandma smiled. "Why don't you head outside? Your papa has a surprise for you," she prodded. Tania grunted. As if her dad wanted anything to do with her. But, she was obedient and walked over to her dad who now had slipped a halter onto Raven. "So, I've got work to do. Turns out this horse is broke," he said gesturing to the other black horse. "And when he carried you home, I put him in a stall with feed and everything. But he kicked the door down and galloped off onto the plains. Next morning he's in the stall, eating as if nothing happened. So, I leave his stall door open and he comes and goes as he pleases. But nobody can handle him," her dad finished his speech. He handed her a halter and led Raven away. The horse gazed after Raven, but didn't follow. Tania looked down at the halter in her hand. She knew what it meant. It was code for: here, see if you've got the guts to try. Tania took a deep breath and looked at the horse. She looked at him, but instead of telling him to come closer, she asked. He looked at her as if saying: "good, you respect me, I obey you". She slipped the halter onto his head and led him away to show her dad.
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