Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

1231 Words Sep 10th, 2016 5 Pages
I swung up and slid gently into my saddle as the worn leather creaked slightly as I situated myself on Buttons my mare. The leather felt cool to the touch and the warm Colorado sun shone out of a clean slate of blue that brought out the comforting smell of horse and leather. I breathed in deeply and caught the piney scent of the sage brush which quickly turned to dust in my nose as the horses in the corral churned up the dry, dusty dirt of the mountains. I rode past the weathered wooden barn with the rows of stalls on either side. They all looked lonely without the tossing heads of the horses and bustling of the wranglers. I leaned over to my right and snatched my handy stick off the rickety table in front of the barn and made my way through a gate and into the large corral with the 80 head of ranch horses milling about and eagerly waiting to be turned out to pasture for the night. I slowly weaved my way through the assorted herd of paints, duns, chestnuts, roans, bays, and whites. It seemed a rainbow of horse colors. I picked out the lead mare, Bandit, and watched as she eyed my every move with her intensely deep colored eyes. Her rich midnight black coat glistened in the sun and I almost felt as if I need sunglasses to look at her. Not a speck of white was on her. She snapped at any horse who ventured too close or acted out. I could hear the restlessness and anticipation of the herd rising as I steadily made my way down the hill of the corral, sending up puffs of dirt with…

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