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Old 03-21-2015, 06:58 AM   #1
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Sir Gerald Scott pushed the button on his wheelchair and rolled through the French Doors and into his den; a cloud of pipe smoke streaming from his mouth. The walls of his den were lined with championship cups and ribbons yet the room had dark somber feel to it. He rolled behind his desk and gazed up at a large painting of a black stallion rearing. Its expression proud and wild.
Sir Gerald trembled as he took his pipe from his lips to speak. "Today is the day." He said in a stern voice. "Today is the day."

Just as the last word came from his mouth a nicker was heard from outside the window and his sister, Horselady, walked into the room. She was a tall woman, of about 60, well dressed in a bright purple skirt and jacket. "Oh Scott." She began. "Must you?" You have to put all this nonsense behind you." She said.

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Old 03-22-2015, 12:59 PM   #2
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Sir Gerald Scott was an avid horseman and since his accident several years ago he was to sit in the wheelchair and never ride again. that is until Petaholic came along and showed him how he could use a ramp to go up, and have his horse ready for mounting and all he needed to do was slide over the Black Stallions Back and be at home in the saddle. Besides he heard there was going to be a Million Dollar Prize for the best jumper and horse and rider combination.
It would take weeks of practice as he has not been out of the wheel chair in so long , but today is the day.
He pushed the button on the chair and out to a landing that was made especially for him and his trusty stallion Bombay. a true and steady partner from when Sir Scott was actively showing.
Outside now with a handler holding Bombay and someone to help Sir Scott on . he breathed a sigh of relief and felt like he was home.
Petaholic had Bombay on a lunge line and off they went. to the round pen and to practice their lessons from the beginning.
But wait?. what is that i hear?. shots in the distance and the Black is not a happy horse.
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:15 PM   #3
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Bombay pranced in place, trying to hold in his fear as he knew his master and friend was in no condition to handle much more. He could feel Sir Scott's nervousness and weakness.
Sir Scott took a deep breath and steadied himself, as well as Bombay. Together they stood still and listened. Sir Scott then began to walk Bombay around the arena, reveling in the feeling so long denied by his injury. They worked as one, at a walk and jog, learning how to adjust the cues to what Sir Scott's weakened legs could produce.
Sir Scott was tired and sore after just one hour of slow work. He felt disappointed in his lack of finesse, overjoyed at having conquered his fear and a completeness in his soul all at one time. He shook off the disappointment and felt a wonderment in how the ride had affected his soul. He made sure to send petaholic a suitable gift for creating the ramp.
But, what Sir Scott wanted to know, was who had been firing a gun at that particular time. His estate is so vast that the shots had to have been fired on his property, and no one had permission that day. Was someone, intentionally, trying to sabotage his return to the show ring?
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Sir Scott made his way back to the ramp but Petaholic was no were to be found. "Petaholic!" he called "Help. I can't get down alone!" He gazed across the round pen railing and saw her galloping across the bright green pasture of his estate on her paint in the direction of the gun shots. "It was a trick to make me fail!" he thought. "But why?"
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Old 03-29-2015, 06:34 PM   #5
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Sir Scott had to relax and breath and he remembered that he was riding his grand stallion Bombay, This horse was taught to bow and to allow a person to get on while he was in that position. So with a tap on the Blacks left front leg, down he went, with his nose resting on the ground and his body leaning forward. Sir Scott slid off of the stallions back and grabbed his wheelchair and silently saying his thanks. settled himself in . He caressed the stallions neck and you can immediately see the intense connection they had.
As for "Petaholic" seems she was intent in causing him to fail, and those shots were done to provoke a horse to run and perhaps kill sir scott.
Sir Scott phoned the sheriff and told them about the shots and asked if they could investigate who was doing the shooting and perhaps bring them in for questioning.
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