The great stallion of Barnaby Woods.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic
Everyone has horses at Barnaby Woods. Apart from Jess.

Submitted: October 07, 2013

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Submitted: October 07, 2013

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Jess moved to Barnaby Woods seven years ago and was still called a 'newbi'. Everyone had a horse there. Everyone apart from Jess. She was twenty two years old and lived behind a small corner shop which she worked in. She hardly had money to rent the place, let alone buy a stable for a horse.

Yet, one day she decided to take riding lessons at her neighbours stable. It was a lovely place with plenty of space and beautiful horses. Jess had ridden before. She had ridden everyday of the week at home in New York, when her parents funded her. Now she lived by herself, with her parents giving her nothing, not even a card. So the next morning she strolled down the calm english rode, watching people who passed in carts or on horses. When she arrived there was a big grey stallion in the first paddock who looked at her eagerly.She went up and patted him softly. "No ones been able to ride that horse, let alone pat it" Said a voice behind her. "He likes you." It said again. Jess turned around.

"What do you mean?" She looked at the grey horse, he seemed so gentle and lovly but when the woman reached out to touch him, he put his ears back and bit her.

"you see?" The woman frowned, lifted her head and introduced herself. " I am Sarah" They shook hands. "If you csn ride him, you can keep him, I know your looking for a horse of your own" Jess perked up at this and nodded. Then she collected the horse and tacked him up. "have you ridden before?" Jess nodded and swung perfectly into the saddle. The horse did nothing. Then she walked him around and the lesson began.

When it sadly came to an end, Jess was still in one piece."So, whats his name?" She asked, eager to know the name of this beautiful creature that wasd now hers. Sarah smiled, and simply said: "Apollo"


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