A Horse with an Attitude

We’re nearing the end of the second round when my chest tightens, and I feel lightheaded. My vision begins to blur. I inhale deeply, trying to push the wave back. I exhale hard, trying to release the anxiety. I try to hang on. It’s a battle I’m losing. The more I try to fight it, the more intense the disorientation becomes. There’s a flash of white light.

When I open my eyes, my head is throbbing, “Ow.” I instinctively reach for my head and find my helmet. For a moment, I had forgotten I was riding.

“Don’t move,” Jeff warns, “You fell off the horse.”

“Does mom know?”

“No one knows Amber. It just happened. But I do have to tell her. Does it hurt anywhere?”

“Yeah, my head.”

Jeff releases the strap under my chin, takes off my helmet, and begins to feel the back of my head, “You weren’t knocked unconscious from the fall. It looked like you blacked out and then fell. But we’ll need to watch for signs of concussion.”

“Yeah, I felt a little dizzy–must be low blood sugar or something.” I slowly sit up.

“OK, Amber. Let’s call it a day.” This time I don’t argue. I am resigned to my limitations . . . at least for the moment.

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How do you like the story so far? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. Remember, if you would like to read more, hit that like button and share with your friends. Amber’s future is in your hands. 😉


4 Comments on “A Horse with an Attitude”

  1. Ellie August 17, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    Very interesting so far. I can’t wait for more… Would love to know how the horses name is pronounced.. Keep me posted on Amber’s next moves 😉

    More more more please!

    • Tricia M Foster August 18, 2014 at 5:52 am #

      Hi Ellie! I’m glad you’re enjoying it! Achilles is named after the Greek hero of the same name. I actually found an audio clip with the pronunciation. Isn’t the internet fabulous? If you click the follow button on the left hand side, you will receive all of the new scenes. I try to release two or three a week.

  2. marleen January 15, 2016 at 2:03 am #

    I love that your horse is like this with you! Horses are amazing animals, wish i had more experience with one!

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