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"Oh my god Casey, you good?" One of them asked.
"Yea." I answered shocked that she exploded like that. "I donno where that came from she's never done that."
"Yea Shads doesn't usually act up at all." Diane said puzzled. "Piper went to get Alex for you."
"NO! She'll just make it a big deal I don't want her to know anything about..." I trailed off mid scentece as Piper and Alex walked in. "Shoot." I whispered to myself knowing the trouble I was about to get in.
Alex walked over looking suprisingly calm. "Let's see what we can do with this horse!" She said cheerfully.
I stood up causiously, "Okay..." I said puzzled.
"Oh Casey I'm so happy for you!" She exclaimed.
I stood back with a broad smile on my face and walked over to my waiting horse. She nudged my arm and I remounted her. She walked along the rail for a couple strides before I felt her back tense. I squeezed my knees on her sides to grip incase she blew up again. I asked her for a slow trot and the same thing she tensed. Shadow trotted smoothly for a few more strides before Alex called.
"Push her forward!"
At that same moment Shadow exploded again cow hopping until I couldn't stay in the saddle any longer. I flew through the air and landed with a slight 'thud'. I stood up quickly, again unharmed. Alex strode over with a look of worry on her face.
"I'm fine." I exclaimed.
"Casey I don't think you should get back on she's probably sore somewhere."
"Alex she's fine." I said. "I know my horse better than any one else."
"Alex she's Fine." I reassuered her.
I walked over to Shadow and remounted her again. As soon as I sat down she let out another huge cow hop. This time I stayed seated secuerly in my saddle. I relaxed, big mistake. Shadow erupted like a volcano and once again I was sent flying through the air. This time I was mad.
"Shadow what are you doing horse?" I said my voice raised.
I stormed towards her, grabbed her reins and mounted her like she had no choice whether or not she wanted to behave or not. I turned her head to her side and she relaxed. I asked her to walk, but she didn't move. I nudged her sides but the time a little harder. Still not moving. I kicked a little bit and she swished her tail. I knew where this was going... She still didn't walk so I kicked her harder this time and she bucked straight into the air. Being prepared I sat easily and kicked her forward. She squealed but walked forward.
"Watch her Casey I don't want you getting hurt." Alex called.
Shadow walked around the rail almost relaxed. She was obidient and responsive so I asked for a trot she obeyed right away like her old Shadow self. Her strides legthened and I smiled at her movements and that she was finally Shadow Shadow. I changed directions and when she was loose on both sides I asked her for a canter. Not expecting it Shadow bolted sideways and started bucking again. I flung over head head in slow motion and flipped around in the air and landed on my feet.
"Ha! Now thats how you fall! Dude! I'm awesome!" I lauged through disapointment. "I guess it's just gonna take some time with her and retuning her manners." I chuckled.
Alex walked over and brushed some sand off my shoulder. "You good Cas?" She asked.
"Oh Yea." I said blowing it off and walking over to Shadow.
I grabbed her rein and lifted my self off the ground and into the saddle. It was buisness time now. No. More. Crap. We trotted around the rail and I leaned far back in saddle and asked for a canter. This time all Shadow did was a small half hearted hop of the ground and she cantered smoothly forward. I slowed her to a walk and dimounted by choice. I loosened of my girth and lead Shadow from the ring hoping this was just a one time thing with Shadow.
I lead a sorry Shadow back to her stall and untacked her in there because Ashleigh and Kaitlyn both just happened to be there. When I was bringing my saddle back to the tack room to grab Whicishay's tack to give him a light workout I ran into Kaitlyn.
"Kaitlyn..." I started, but stopped when Kaitlyn looked at me, her green eye's darkening with anger. "You believe her over me, I thought I was your best friend?" I half yelled.
Kaitlyn glared at me and stormed out of the tack room. Thats when i realised that i had pooped my pants and it smelted terrible! No wonder my horse bucks me off all the time, Its because i smell like poopy. Kaitlyn came back in the room just as i was trying to wipe my bum. She gave me a disgusted face and ran out of the room. I went to go walk into the feed room, while i was walking i also peed my pants! JEZ!!! I'm a stinky person! :) Maybe i should use the outhouse... Just as we were leaving the barn, i looked outside and there was Kaitlyn flexing her double chin... God shes attractive... Mmmm...(Yours Truly Desiree Kailtlyn Revet)
I was left standing there with Whicashay's tack in hand. I stormed out in almost tears and rushed to Whicishay's stall. I brought the stally into crossties and groomed him with caution. When I was done I lead all seventeen hands of him into the indoor arena. Diane was still in there and Lelo's coat was darkened with sweat. I mounted Whicishay and he danced spookily, and Diane exited the arena with a very tired Lelo. A tree limb slapped against the window and Whicishay skittered sideways. I was left standing out to the side of him, barley hanging on. After I settled myself back into the saddle I realized that my saddle was lopsided from my weight being to much on one side. I grumbled under my breath angerly. This was not turning out to be a very good day. I dismounted and redid the saddle. After I was remounted and comforatable I noticed that my sturrips were suddenly to long, I dismounted to fix then and it was one of those times when all my emotions came together and I started balling all because my sturrips were to long. Another rider walked into the arena just as Whicishay grabbed my sleeve and my arm along with it and chomped down, hard.
"Stupid Horse!" I yelled through my tears.
"Casey? You alright?" Sophie called to me.
"NO!" I sobbed back.
"Okay well I heard that you rode your mare today isn't that a good thing?" She soothed as she reached me and put her reasuring hand on my shaking shoulder.
"No, that went all wrong too and then my best...well ex-best friend...." I paused to make a dramatic growel type resembling noise. "I hate this I just want everything to stop." I wailed throwing my hands above my head. A very childish thing to do but, hey I was having a breakdown.
"Casey why don't we go put Whicishay back in his stall for now and we can go somewhere quiet and talk." Sophie being a cop, was calm and cool and kind hearted. She always wanted to help. I know I could trust her with things.
"Okay." I sniffed.
I looked down at my arm and was surprised to see bright red blood seeping through my shirt. I covered it with my hand so Sophie wouldn't see and worry, I had enough with hospitals for a while.
Sophie and I found a quiet spot behind the feed room in a vacant stall with a few haybales in it to sit on.
"Whats eating you Casey, you've obviously got something an your mind." Sophie inquiered.
"I just lost my best frined and Ashleigh's mean to me and she's the reason I lost my friendship I miss my parents, my horse doesn't want me riding her, Whicishay hates me and so does everyone else. I want to go back to school but I'm scared of people and I hate everything."