Rider Down - An American Novel
 I eagerly hopped onto the crowded bus.  As the doors closed a tall, well-built man with thinning white hair, stood up and faced us as he looked around the bus.  “Listen up folks,” he said in a loud masculine voice, “My name is Matt.”  His eyes opened wide and the deep lines on his tense weathered face tightened as he said, “Tomorrow is going to be a very long day. I expect all of you to be up by four in the morning and on a horse by sun up.”
“You riders up front, form a line.” Matt shouted as his horse caught up to ours.  “You’re the front line spread out and form a line.”
     We all heard Matt we just weren’t sure what he wanted us to do.  He kept shouting and telling us to form a line. “You’re the front row.  You’ve got to keep the herd behind you, now spread out.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
DEBBIE MADISON

NICKNAMED, THE PINK COWGIRL HAS A PASSION FOR HORSES THAT PROPELS HER AMBITION AND ENTHUSIAM OF LIFE.