Halfway up the stretch Allis was riding stirrup to stirrup with her father.
The horse was saddled and bridled; the groom held the stirrup, and up I got.
He picked up the bridle-reins, caught the saddle-horn, and thrust his toe into the stirrup.
"I'll hold on to you; and you must hold on to the stirrup and to the horse's mane," she said.
He led her to her horse and held the ...