It was 6:30am when Rhiannon met Eirik and Jaylen in the east wing of the stables, dressed and ready for the morning’s lessons. 5 horses had been brought up for their separate needs today, some for riding, some for training, and one just for company, because the bromance was too strong to leave him in the pasture. Crystal clear skies and a surprisingly warm breeze graced the morning and lifted Rhi’s spirits, a blessing for those so used to the drab greyness of the UK. Maybe there wouldn’t be any rain today, her hair would stay immaculate, and the sand would stay soft and springy for all her lessons.
“’Elo!” Eirik hailed in a faded Scandinavian accent from down the breezeway, waving a large hand in front of his friendly, smiling, large face. His proportionately large figure moved towards Rhiannon and the stable she stood beside, Jaylen’s tall but not nearly as large figure walking purposefully beside him. She smiled as well, pearly whites a stark contrast to her dark lipstick and the mocha tone of her skin. Outfit on point as always, Rhi thought, smiling to herself.
They sat and chatted in front of the stables, waiting for the other trainers, all the morning’s jobs finished. The stabled steeds hung their heads over the doors, curious but happy, bellies full of chaff and grain. It shouldn’t be long now, Rhi thought, before the boss gets here to disturb the peace. May as well relax before work!
L to R = Humans: Eirik, Jaylen, Rhiannon. Horses: Wolf, Commanche, Warrior, Gladiator, Phantom.