As his stamina drains, his fear rises. He's near panic now. He gallops down the road, away from the monsters that chase him. His rider leans forward, lessening her weight on the saddle; he picks up speed.
The monsters break off. He's gone too far out of their territory. She looks back one more time.
“Whoa” She says as she tugs the reins and settles back into the saddle. He's allowed to slow... and pant as the last bit of adrenalin evaporates with his sweat. All is well now.