A little note; you might want to use the term “disgusted” rather than “despised”; it’s subtle, but it makes a difference…

Thanks for the note. I actually thought of using ‘disgusted’ along with another two different terms, but in the end I settled on ‘despised’, I can’t remember why, it just sounded better to me. English is not my first language, so I find these matters rather difficult sometimes and not as obvious; would you be so kind to explain that subtle difference?

There’s nothing more terrifying than the moment your horse suddenly lies down and won’t get up no matter what you do.