Don't have a name yet sorry! (Genre: Fiction)
"Whoa!" Said Kendra as she pulled back on the reins forcing her gorgeous 16hh stallion to trot then walk. She patted him on the neck and praised him. after she'd cooled him out she dismounted and lead him over to his stall.
"So Dime was good today?" Asked a familiar voice as Kendra pulled of his bridle and popped on his halter.
"Ya he was great." Replied Kendra smiling at her boyfriend Liam. Liam was a great rider. He was competing in the A circuit shows EVERY weekend, which was great for Liam but made it hard for Kendra to get time with him.
"So... You wanna see a movie on Friday night?" Liam smiled and put his arm around Kendra. "Sure. I'm at a clinic during the day but I can make it home in time to change."
"Perfect! See you Friday!" Liam left looking quite pleased with himself.
After Kendra had finished untacking Dime, she ran over to the lounge to meet her beast friend Laura. "Hey." Laura said as Kendra walked in the lounge.
The lounge was decorated with tuns of horse pictures and trophies. Horse magazines and books were strewn everywhere. Kendra grabbed a drink from the mini fridge and sat down beside her friend.
"So what happened with Glestoro in your lesson?" Kendra was scared it would be bad. Laura looked up at her with sad eyes, then, she smiled.
"I am showing at the A circuit hunt seat over fences for 3'6!" Kendra smiled and hugged her friend.
"That's awesome!" Laura laughed as they high-fived.
"You're going to be amazing!"
"Thanks!" The two girls then got up and went out to graze their horses.
As Dime and Glestoro grazed peacefully Kendra and Laura chatted about what jacket and breeches Laura should wear.
"Oh I can't believe Ali finally believes I can do this!" Kendra smiled as she leaned back on her horses back.
"I'll be there cheering for you." Laura looked at Kendra curiously.
"Why don't you do the 3'6 jumper?" Kendra looked at her friend trying to smile.
"Ali doesn't think I'm ready." Kendra lied. Her coach Ali knew Kendra was ready. Kendra just kept holding back because her confidence was too low. She could jump fine at home but at shows it was a different story.
Nervousness built up in Kendra's body as she rode. She cantered toward the last jump. The pressure was building. Then suddenly a dog shot out from beneath the fence and spooked Dime into a gallop. Kendra then lost control and fell on the ground.
"Kendra get up!" Yelled her mother from down stairs. Kendra woke with a start.
"You need to get
to the barn." Kendra was so thankful that was just a dream. She climbed out of bed and walked slowly and painfully into the bathroom moaning. She got a damp cloth and wiped her face. She then brushed her hair, threw on some breeches, a t-shirt and a sweater.
"You look dreadful." said Fred her 20-year old brother as she sat down for breakfast.
"Bad sleep?" Asked her father sipping his coffee.
"That's too bad," said her mother while handing her a plate of bacon and eggs.
"Thanks." Kendra said grateful for some food.
After breakfast and debating with her brother who is cooler Percy Jackson or Harry Potter, Kendra was happy to arrive at the barn. Her mother's Toyota Prius passing the sign that said Beauty Lake Stables gave Kendra a happy feeling. She blocked the dream out of her head not wanting to think about her anxiety anymore.
As she got out of the car she saw her horse winnying at her from the field. Kendra ran to his stall grabbed his halter and ran to the field to ketch him. As Kendra opened the gate Dime trotted right to her lowering his head for the halter. Kendra smiled and hugged him. As Kendra pulled Dime into the cross ties, her coach Ali walked over to her.
"Hey Ken. Can I talk to you?" Kendra clipped the last tie onto Dime's halter and turned toward Ali.
"Ya sure. Shoot."
"I'm worried about you Kendra." Ali looked at Kendra thoughtfully.
"Your confidence is low for showing but you're amazing at home. Why?" Kendra was afraid to tell.
"I... I don't know why but I'm scared I'll fall off or mess things up in the ring."
"Why?" Asked Ali looking at Kendra quite confused.
"Because I only got Dime 2 months ago. I know it's lame..." Kendra looked up at Ali.
"You would be fine! take it from your trainer! 2 months has given me plenty of time to access you and him as a team and you're both fabulous together! Dime is exceptionally well broke!"
Kendra smiled thinking about what it would be like if she won the class. "I guess you're right." Ali nodded and gave Kendra a hug.
"So you'll do it?" Ali looked hopefully at Kendra.
"Sure." Ali was so excited she gave Kendra a huge hug, so big Kendra couldn't breath.
"Let's start training then!" Ali said smiling while petting Dime. See you in the ring for your lesson at 8:30! Ali walked away toward the main office as Dime looked at her as if to say,
"Thank Goodness you FINALLY said yes!" Kendra smiled and gave Dime a hug.
To be continued...