Ferno lost the fight but never stopped fighting the strange people who had taken him from his home. They dragged, literally dragged him back to their base camp. Ferno pulled and reared against his bonds, he jerked and snapped at the ropes to no avail. He could hear the men who had found him talking, he stopped his thrashing and watched.
"I tell ya Steve he'll be a fun one to break!"
Ferno snorted "You can't break a twig let alone a Stallion like me, ya funny looking little hair-less bear!" Of corse people can't actually understand horse so all they hear is whinnying.
"Yeah John I recon your right. I get first Ride!" Just then a girl comes out of a run down log cabin
"Oh Daddy he's beautiful! Did he really come from a Indian herd?!" She asks clinging to his sleeve
"That where I found him sweety." said the man called 'Steve'
Ferno snorts and paws the ground "So I was brought here to be told something I already know! HA! Little child I know I'm pretty, can I leave now?"
Steve smiles "It'll be awhile before you can ride him but he's all yours. John and I will prep him and break him for ya my dear."
The small girl twirls and skips back inside "Mama, Sissy Pa got me a pretty pony!" An older girl dashes out of the house slipping on her skirt and falling as she runs
"Father!" She runs toward him but goes right past his waiting arms to stand 3 feet from Ferno "Father, How could you! This beautiful beast has feelings as well!"
"He's a horse Darlin'. He don't think like you and me."
"Your right." she grumbles "He's smarter than you."
"Inside now!" He growls
The girl stocks back into the house tear on her face
Ferno watches the girl go, what he doesn't notice is that her father approaches shears in hand. The other man stokes fire where an iron glows red. "I'll Break you, you dumb beast! I'll show her you no more then an animal!"