Awhile later he spotted the horse again, so he crouched down. Apparently the horse had not seen him so he moved along carefully. Then the rain picked up and continued to throughly soak him. But he could not keep the horse off of his mind, and because he didn’t want to walk into open field he moved close to a tree and looked back. But just as he peered out the ground shook and he tumbled wildly down the hill and through some old treesm, finally stopping in the mud. Upon reaching the mud he realized that he was alone and the horse had been waiting for him to come out of the woods. This was proof that it was after him, so he picked up two stones and strode off towards the woods carelessly. The Dude then begins to run, only to be followed by the horse, so he whorls around and throws the stones. Defenseless the horse runs away, now the Dude needs more stones. He reaches the river bed which contains many stones, and sure enough he sees the horse about twenty yards out. So he yells and launches stones at it. After a few minutes he tires and stops (Not hitting the horse at all). As if it waited for him to tire the horse charges and methodically the Dude grabs two more stones and throws them. Both of them connect and the horse wanders off dazed. So he gathers a few stones and tells the horse to stay where it is and it won’t get hurt (surprisingly it did just that). So he trudges onward until he reaches the farm. Leaving the stones behind he gazes at the skyline one last time before entering the shed (the horse was gone). When he enters he notices that everything was the same as it was when he left twelve years ago, and looks down to the floor and wonders if the horse incident really happened.