At the End of the Hoofprints

by Warhorse
(Texas)


Here is a short story I wrote. I hope you guys like it!

I followed the hoof print ,making sure to stay downwind. Once I hear a whinny in the distance I know I'm close , quite close. I mount my horse and quietly go towards the sound. I stopped on a hill overlooking the herd of mustangs. Excitement rushed through me as I watched the herd peacefully grazing below.

After a few minutes, I see a bay horse nervously approaching the herd. As it get closer I can tell it's a stallion. "This must be his herd," I think. Then one one of the mares lets out an alarmed squeal when she catches sight of the stallion. The cry is answered by another horse out of sight.

I hear pounding hooves coming from behind a hill and another stallion appears, this one white colored. Seeing the white stallion come like that, the realization dawns on me, the bay is trying to steal mares from the white stallion. The resident stallion gallop towards the herd. He was breathtakingly beautiful.

As he ran, his mane flowed in the wind and his tail streamed out behind. His neck stretched forwards, ears slicked bar and nostrils flaring as he ran to save his herd. His legs a blur, quickly covering the ground between him and the intruder. Suddenly he came to a swift stop near the bay and reared up, warning the bay off. The bay stood his ground in challenge to the white. The white let out a scream of fury and charged the offending stallion. The bay shied away. Again the white charged and this time the bay met his attack. The fight had begun. It was hard to tell who was winning amidst the flying hooves , teeth, and squeals. I could only hold my breath and watch. After what seemed like ages, the white horse struck a blow to the bay that sent him to his knees. The white added a kick to the downed bay. The bay recovered his senses, and got up. He shied away from a bite from the white, turned, and retreated. The white stallion reared triumphantly.

I turned my horse back down the trail I came from, marveling at what I'd just had the privilege of seeing. I knew I would not soon forget it.

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Apr 13, 2019
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yes plz
by: Josh

Tell me what your other stories are called so I can check them out!

Apr 12, 2019
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Okay!
by: Warhorse

Okie dokie then. I'll post my story called Her Own Way. It's about a girl named Nellie who is having trouble taking advice. She thinks taking it makes it look like she doesn't know anything. When an accident with her horse helps her see things differently, she learns an important lesson.

Apr 09, 2019
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Warhorse
by: Violent Brushstroke

Yes! I'd love to read more!

Apr 05, 2019
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Thanks
by: Warhorse

Thank you! I really do love to write, especially about horses. I have a couple other horse stories written so if you guys want to read some others let me know. In school I have to write a lot of descriptive compositions and other papers and they usually have horses in them so I have a lot of short horse related stories.

Apr 01, 2019
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I'm impressed
by: Josh

I read this story word for word and didn't skip anything. I see the incredible relationship you must have with horses, as well as a one-of-a-kind talent for writing. Keep loving horses and writing.

Mar 31, 2019
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I like it!
by: Sally

Wow that was really good I like the way you write and how you presented everything in the story. It kinda made you feel a little bit like personally the reader was there.

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