03-24-2014, 12:02 PM
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The next few days Kristy brought Emily to the barn every day to see Streaker. Kristy had begun to trust this colt with her daughter more and more, as she watched how careful he was when Emily was playing around with him. She got to do something new every day, but always insisted on grooming him to make him look pretty. The friendship was starting to grow day by day, and it was only getting stronger. Everyone who worked with Streaker got to see the magic her worked with this little girl, even though she was extremely sick and had limited time here she was happy every second she got to spend with the colt.
Finally his two weeks of rest were up and he finally got to go back out on the track and run again. He knew exactly what was going on that morning when he saw Jake walking with his helmet towards him with Sam following right behind. Streaker sat in his stall pawing at the ground waiting for them to put his saddle on, just waiting to get back on the track and run. He stood extremely still while they saddled him and took the bit as if it was a treat, but once they led him out of the stall he held his head high neck arched, walking faster than normal but making sure he wasn’t getting too close to Sam. Jake was walking by his side patting his neck every now and then, and talking to him. Jake knew that he would have to calm the colt down before he could let him run. Once out into the yard Sam gave Jake a boost up on to the colt, and then continued walking. Soon his steady walked turned into a high stepping sort of trot, trying so hard to control himself but all he wanted to do was run. Al was waiting at the track for them as they approached he couldn’t help but smile when he saw how happy Streaker was to be out there, it was a honor to train such an amazing colt like this one who would run his heart out every single time, but was also just a big gentle giant who was almost humane in many ways. Al gave Streaker rubbed Streaker’s neck while he told Jake what he was supposed to do today, it was an easy but long work out today two laps around the track. The first would be a quick but steady gallop and the next just an easy trot to cool him down. Jake nodded his head, Al gave him the okay to go and then they were headed onto the track. Streaker was trying to contain himself but was struggling; he knew Jake would not let him run until he was calm. Jake who was sitting on top of this excellent colt leaned down on his neck and started to talk to him, not saying anything really important but just letting the colt know he was up there, and that he was a good boy. He spoke to this horse like he was humane; he knew he understood everything he was saying just by his body language and the way his ears turned. After a few minutes Streaker got the cue to go, and he was off right away he picked up the easy pace he was asked for not fighting the bit at all, he was just happy to be back out here doing what he loved. First lap was done and now he was asked to trot the next one, but was confused because he was never asked to just trot before but figured he should listen to what Jake was telling him to do. He wasn’t allowed to pick up anything faster than his trot the whole way around. Finally they were done and Al came out and greeted them with a smile and gave the colt a treat. He was pleased with the way that just went, at first he wasn’t sure how the colt would do. He instructed them to bring Streaker back to the barn and put him on the treadmill at a walk for forty five minutes then Emily would be here to see him.