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6. Horses to Ride
Laura went to the stable. Four horses
there. She put a saddle on Star.
was seven years old, big and dark
. Her sister came out to the stable.
were both going to exercise the horses.
was a warm, sunny day. Janice saddled
Moonbeam, a white mare. They got on
horses and started walking them.
later, Laura was telling Janice about the
doctor in her hospital. She raised her
for a second to make a point.
then, Star bucked. Laura went flying into
air. She landed on her head and
on the grass.
"Oh, my gosh!" Jan
. "Laura, are you all right?"
gently rolled her over. She didn’t see
blood. That’s good, she thought.
? You’re not paralyzed anywhere, are you?"
Laura up into a sitting position. Laura
moved her legs and arms. She wasn’t
. When she moved her right hand to
her head, she groaned.
"What’s the matter?"
hurt. When I moved my arm, it
They still didn’t see any blood. Jan
the top buttons on Laura’s blouse and
at Laura’s right collarbone.
"Oh, no," she