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A new horse on the track

Post  SweetieKatie on Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:08 am

Joker's heart begain to thump wildly in his chest as the pad and light saddle was placed on his back and the cinch tightened. His excitement grew and he begain to prance as the jockey was given a leg up onto his back. Barely able to control himself he danced sideways as he was led onto the track and placed next to a lead horse for the walk to the gates. He heard the blur of the crowd in the stands and felt thier eyes on him as he passed, he smoothed out his gait and tried to calm down a bit to reserve his energy even though his whole body was vibrating in excitement. As the gates drew near the sound around him faded out and all he could hear was his own breathing, heart beat and the sound on his solid hooves hitting the soft dirt of the track. He entered the small gate smoothly and as the back gate closed behind him he held his breath and got ready.

At the ear piercing sound of the bell the gates flew open and he Broke free of its tight confines letting out a huge breath and feeling his hooves begin to eat up the dirt under them as his strides grew longer and faster. Within a few paces he was in the middle of the pack and the jockey was holding him back from letting it all go, He fought the pressure on the bit with resentment but steadied begrudgingly, At the turn the lead horse fell back making Joker third now. He felt the Jockey ease up on the reins and put pressure on his sides, that was all he needed, Joker dug in and tore the ground up making it into second in just a few long strides. His heart felt like it would burst and his lungs were on fire but he ignored it pushing harder and gaining more speed. At last he was neck and neck with the leader, Looking him dead in the eye Joker found his second wind and begged for more freedom from the jockey. His rider sensing his readyness loosened the riens more and Joker found more speed inching ahead of his opponent. He saw the finish approaching and dug in harder until the horse at his side was behind him and he was crossing the finish line 2 1/2 lenghts in front of the second place horse. His jockey stood coaxing him to slow, but the excitement of winning his first ever race made him want to run more, but his riders pressure on the bit and his soft voice calmed him and he slowed. circling around he followed the jockeys comands and entered a ring where his owners awaited with brilliantly large smiles. This is only the begining he thought to himself as they posed for pictures and he finally caught his breath and took in all the attention.
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Re: A new horse on the track

Post  ShannaraFox on Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:12 pm

She pulled on her bit, she knew this was her challanger and she would beat him. She saw him slow and all thoughts of her rider left her head, she leaped ahead, her fire red coat dark in places where her swat broke out. she knew in his moment of glory he would only see her fleeting red coat as she few on past him where then from that moment on she would own the track.
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