ready to PRACTICE?/Alley Jun 15, 2007 11:31:22 GMT -5
Post by K A L A I N on Jun 15, 2007 11:31:22 GMT -5
Kay snatched her hair up in a ponytail and walked out of the door towards the main barn. The new Arabian mare was stabled across from Harper and the new studs were in the barn behind Harper, the stud barn. Harper nickered and pricked his golden ears as he heard her spurs. Smiling, she took off his fly mask and sheet, then slipped on his leather halter, leading him out and cross tying him in the barn aisle.
Picking up the brushes, she groomed him until he shined and the picked out his feet. Braiding his mane and tail, he stomped a foot and whinnied. The mare answered him and then the stallions started whinnying becuase of the mare. Laughing, she slipped on her barrel pad and barrel saddle. No roping today, though she probably should. Sighing, she slipped on her snaffle bit and lead him outside.
Easily climbing onto the short, stocky horses back, she walked to the arena, opening the gate and walking inside. She walked him around the barrels and then urged him into a trot, posting on the right diagnol around the arena a few times each direction. Kissing him up, she urged him into a canter and checked his head down, getting him rocked back on his haunches and pushing off from behind.
She eased him into the ground and he slid a good ten or twelve feet. Righting herself and the saddle, she trotted him behind the timer eyes. She pushed a button that turned them on and she readied him. Leaning forward, she trotted him into the alley that she had built and whispered into his ear the whole time. Turning him, he pranced and tossed his head. Ears pricked, he knew what to do, hell, he was a barrle world champion. As soon as her butt his the saddle, he bolted.
Racing out of the alley and past the eye, she leaned the rein over his neck and he darted to the barrel on the right. Haunches melted into the ground and he whipped around the turn, Kay's seat controlling his speed. Kicking him, she urged him to take the second barrel faster, and he obliged. Head and body melted into just another circle and he flew around the second barrel. A long kiss and he kicked it up again and raced to the third barrel.
As Kay sat back and slowed him around the third, he melted around it and took off like a shot towards the alley. Ears were flat back now and his mane and tail flapped behind him, braided as they were. They hit the eye and she slowed him to a walk by the end of the alley. Turning, she walked him back, he was barely puffing and straining for breath. By the time she had seen their time and nearly fainted, he was breathing normally.
15 seconds flat boy. 15 flat.
Picking up a pen, she scribbled down the time on a pad that hung next to the display. Clicking the button again, she turned the eyes off and just walked him for a minute. As soon as he was fine, she urged him into a lope and started toying with his head and getting him working off his haunches again.