A Trail Ride That Will Never Be Forgotten

A girl, about 16 walks out from a red barn. You can hear the light nicker of horses in the air. Her face appears and her brunette hair flys in her face. Pulling it back she takes a hair tie off of her wrist and ties her hair back. Her striking blue eyes water and she wipes them. Nearby there is a black, Dodge Ram. She walks twords it and opens the door. She pulls out a pair of riding boots, shuts the door and walks back inside of the barn.“Nicole, did you get your boots out of the truck?” A women yells. “Yes Gina, I got my boots.” You walk in the soft areana sand. She stands in the middle of the areana with a pair of raines in her hands that lead up to a thoroughbred. Its a gelding and his name is Tonka. Hes about 16.1 hands high. He nickers at the sight of Nicole and steps sideways. “Easy boy, easy.” Nicole says as she pets the gelding and slips off her stable boots and puts on her tall boots. Putting down the stirrups, Nicole puts her left foot in and swings onto the back of Tonka.Going through the exersizes walk, trot,canter, Nicole finally changes directions and waits for Gina to finish putting up the jumping rails. “Whoa boy, halt.” Tonka stops and when Gina is out of the way Nicole starts him at a trot and heads straight for the first jump. He clears it and goes into a canter. They come up to the next jump and clear it. “Bring him here Nicole, we can take him outside and you can go for a nice, easy trail ride.” Nicole smiles and lets Gina open the door to the outside and Tonka becomes excited. “Easy boy.” Nicole giggles. “Were only going on the trails.”Gina says its ok, but take it easy so he can go straight in when he comes back in the barn. "Yes Gina. I’ll be back in about 35 mins.’ Gina nods and goes back inside. Getting tonka into a pretty trot, he goes onto the trail. But he seems tense. Nicole shakes her strange feeling off and keeps him at a trot. Theres a strange souind up ahead and Tonka spooks, rearing up as high as he can go. Nicole falls off and Tonka bolts in the direction of the barn.Gina hears something in the barn so she comes out of the office to find Tonka standing in the middle of the areana, nostrils flared, eyes buldging. She walks up to him but he walks away. “Whats wrong boy?” He trots out the door and Gina follows. You can hear screaming in the far distance. Tonka nickers and starts to canter at the sounding of the screams. By the time Gina gets to where Nicole fell theres only a helmet and boots.After hours of searching, Nicole was never found. The stables were shut down and all of the horses moved out. They still say you can hear Nicoles screams of agony and a bitter wind if you go back on the old trail.

A Trail Ride That Will Never Be Forgotten

shannonxsavage

Joined December 2007

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