Aram's first horse ride is an eventful one.
First, Aram is awakened by his cousin Mourad, who is seated on a beautiful white horse. After he recovers from his surprise, Aram dresses quickly and leaps down to the yard from his window.
Then, he jumps up onto the horse behind Mourad. On this first ride, Aram stays behind Mourad on the horse. The horse makes its way from Walnut Avenue (where Aram and his family live) to Olive Avenue. After riding together for a time, Aram gets down from the horse and lets Mourad ride alone.
As Aram watches, Mourad races the horse across a field towards an irrigation ditch. The horse successfully leaps over the ditch, and before long, Mourad circles back to Aram. This time, it is Aram's turn to ride alone. He leaps onto the horse and waits for it to move. Aram is so excited about the prospect of riding alone that he forgets to give the horse a signal. This is why the horse initially stands still.
Eventually, Aram kicks into the muscles of the horse, and the animal begins to run. However, there is more trouble ahead for Aram, as he has little knowledge of how he should steer a horse. Instead of running across the field to the irrigation ditch and heading back to Mourad, the horse takes off to the vineyard of Dikran Halabian. There, it leaps over seven vines, and Aram eventually falls.
Without looking back, the horse races ahead. It takes Mourad half an hour to find the horse. So, Aram's first horse ride is an eventful one; it certainly doesn't go as he initially envisions.