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Scott Decides To Teach Us How To Break Horses
Scott decides to teach us how to break horses.
[675 words]
Matthew Dean

M. Dean

Currently I live in Tampa, FL and work in the software industry. I have a Bachelors of Science degreee from Purdue University and have lived and worked in Syracuse New York, Charlotte North Carolina, Cleveland Ohio, Columbia South Carolina, Toronto Canada, Chicago Illinois, and Silicon Valley. I have interests in computer language design, compiler construction, database technologies, and story telling.
[August 2000]
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Scott Decides To Teach Us How To Break Horses
Matthew Dean

My best friend spent great deal of his childhood working on our farm. Scott could do
 about anything, and he was a hard worker. I can remember many days that Scott would
 help me get my chores finished so that we could then go hunting or fishing. Scott knew
 that there was always something to be done on our farm, and I couldn't leave until it was
 done. This worked out pretty well, but for some funny reason my chores would always
 increase if my dad knew Scott was coming over.

 Scott was always wheeling and dealing with my dad. Scott would barter labor in
 exchange for the use of a tool or some bit of mechanical expertise that my dad might have.
 Now it's a good thing that Scott never made a career out of labor negotiations, because
 he always seemed to end up pitching about 10 loads of horse manue in exchange for the
 use of a gear puller, or welding job to a mini-bike that would take all of 2 minutes.


 One day Scott and I were digging a hole in the ground to set a cedar head post for a new
 fence line. As my dad stood above us and inspected the dept of the hole, Scott asked him
 if he could ride one of the horses. My dad said, "If your man enough, I reckon you can
 ride any horse you want.". Scott wanted to ride one of the more docile horses, but my
 dad thought it would be better if he rode a different horse. This particular horse was a
 blond stud horse that was in the lot behind the barn.

 My dad went into the barn and found a bridle. He had a little trouble getting it on the
 horse at first. This was the first time it had ever had a bridle on, let alone ever been ridden.
 He then told Scott "Hop on boy.". Scott asked my dad if he had a saddle. My dad said
 "Hell boy, the Indians didn't have saddles. What do you need a saddle for?". Scott then
 paused for a second and then said "I'm gonna show you guys how to break a horse.". He
 climbed on this giant of horse and as soon as my dad let go of the reigns, they went flying
 full speed accross the barn lot. I have never seen a draft horse run that fast before. They
 were headed straight toward the fence and right when we thought they were going to run
 through it the horse bucked, kicked Scott in the head, and threw him into the fence. They
 horse kept running, but in another direction. Scott laid there for a few minutes and then
 got up. We started laughing. I almost fell into the hole we were digging. Scott didn't think
 it was too funny, actually after he got kicked I don't think he really knew where he was for
 a few minutes.

 We got back to work on the fence after that. My dad kept laughing at Scott and giving
 him a hard time. Scott said told my dad "That horse can't be ridden. It's too high strung.".
 My dad decided that he would show us "young bucks" how it was done. He went over to
 the horse and climbed on it's back. The horse just stood there. He started to give it a little
 tap in the ribs with the heals of his boots. He still just stood there. He started kicking it
 harder. It still stood there. He said "Getty Up." and kicked it some more. What he didn't
 know was that the horse was taking a shit. As soon as it finished, they went barrelling
 toward the barn. Soon they went behind the barn and out of our site. Then all of sudden
 we heard some cussing and hallaring and the horse returned with no rider. It has thrown
 into a fence. I don't think Scott will ever let my dad live that down.



"The author should stick to the media he knows. Write code - not stories. This has got to be one of the most juvenile efforts I've read. " -- Bert Paradis, Manchester, NH, USA.
"I think the writer should be able to write whatever he wants. It's just a bit of fun! You shouldn't get so uptight about other people's writing - if they enjoy it, let them get on with it." -- Lisamarie, Brasted, Kent, UK.


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