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Rack & Roll – Nothing Scares Dance to the Wire

The thing that has impressed me the most about Dance to the Wire is how quick he learns and takes to new things. You can really see the gears in his head turning as he thinks things through before deciding if it’s worth a reaction….so far not much has bothered him.

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Dare to Dream


Jill sent me a photo of Game she took the other day at the stable—Game just being Game—32 years ago I painted that exact picture—in every detail except the background when I was first married to Carrie—told her then it was my “dream horse.” I am no good drawing or painting–it was the only painting I ever did—we kept the thing for years and it has disappeared in one of our moves…but when Carrie saw the photo she knew it immediately—the pose—the placement of the legs-the head—every detail of the horse to the coloring and shading was exact.

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Two’s Company

Now there have been times when Carrie and I have had discussions and there comes a look in her eye—one more word and I know my life is forfeit—Game had that look . . .

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Race Horse to Sport Horse Takes Time and Patience

She has been affectionate right from the beginning–which made it so discouraging when she was such a touchy bold forward racehorse for so long with just the presentation of a saddle and bridle—but the last couple of weeks—she is being that big goofy teddy bear puppy dog everywhere now instead of just the times when tack was not involved. She still can get uncertain…and when she does she tries to boldly bluff her way thru like she knows everything there is to know about what she is doing—but is pretty rare of late.

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Still Pretending to Work . . .

Had the greatest day today….after yesterday when Game..(aka the Pearl) had what I called an—-“interesting” workout where she was all jacked up and had a hard time listening etc….. Well today went out—she was her sweet interested self—came in and just stood in the isle for tacking like some 18 yr old school horse—kept nuzzling…

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