Better late than never right? Well anyway here is the second part to Back in the Saddle you all have been waiting for! More timely post will come in the future.
*Flashback eight years ago*
This particular day in summer had started in the wee hours of the morning for Amelia. She woke with a start and glanced at her clock. 3:15, the screen blared back to her.
Gee, what a strange dream, Mel thought as she sat up.
It was all very hazy, almost as if she were watching a movie. In her dream Mel saw a girl riding a chestnut colored horse. All of a sudden, the horse stopped abruptly in front of a wooden fence, and the girl went flying over its head only to lay motionless on the ground.
Amelia shrugged. She had to be up early to go up to the horse co-op.
It was just a dream, anyway, she reasoned.
Thinking nothing more of it, Amelia merely rolled over and went back to sleep. Little was she expectation that dreams do very much in fact come true.
Later that morning, Mel bounded out of her dad's car and into the barn at the horse co-op. She breathed in deeply, the smell of hay and horse mingling together to create a pleasing aroma, at least for horse lovers like Mel was.
The farm's director, Jane, rounded a corner. "Hey there Mel!" She greeted her enthusiastically.
"Hi!" Mel greeted. "I was wondering if I could ride Moonslide today?"
Moonslide was the new chestnut Tennessee walker pony at the farm. He was named as such for the blaze that came sliding off his face. Since Mel's dad had taken her to a Tennessee walker horse show last fall, Mel had fallen in love with the breed and they way the horses moved. Due to this, she had been absolutely giddy with excitement when the co-op had gotten a Tennessee walker.
"I don't see why not. Remember, you have chores to do first though. Why don't you grab a shovel and help me muck out some paddocks?"
Mel nodded, and with a smile she went off in search of a shovel.
Later, Mel was leading Moonslide around the arena, warming him up to prepare him to be ridden.
"All right, mount up everyone!" Jane called from across the arena. Amelia woahed Moonslide, and stood waiting for Jane to come and help her mount.
"Ready for this, boy?" Mel asked the horse. Moonslide merely stood there, not paying any attention to Mel. Any trace of the dream Mel had was gone from her mind as her excitement mounted.
"All right little one," Jane said as she came up to Mel. "Up you go."
Jane gave Mel a leg up. "How has he been?" She asked once Mel was settled in the saddle.
"Really good so far. He has a really calm temper."
"That's good," said Jane with a smile. "Why don't you take him around the arena to get the eel of him."
Mel asked Moonslide for a walk. He started out at a nice, easy pace, a and all was well and good for a while.
Yet, when it comes to horses, things have the ability to change in a heartbeat. As Mel turned Moonslide to go down the center of the arena, he bolted for no good reason whatsoever. This completely caught Mel off guard as she felt herself flying, then her world went black.
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This barn is kind of simular to the barn I go to ride at!
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