I boarded the beast That earlier scared This rider away With nostrils he flared He graciously tied, Would saddle oppose - Resisting the effort He danced on his toes Cinched him up snug, And the bridle he took, Looked back at the saddle, His body he shook. Then time for the stirrup And I hopped on one foot As he moseyed about - He wouldn’t stay put. The boot was inserted The leg swung around, I was up on the beast And looked down at the ground. 10-stories high Or taller I’m sure, A long way to fall When your bones are mature. A gentle pull right And we’re off for a ride Around the arena Aboard as he’d stride. Like a statue he stood When dismounting my steed, To the stable then led him With bridle as lead. A wonderful feeling Confronting the fear Of a horse with the view Of a renegade steer.