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Re: [RC] [RC] Horse Slaughter - Dyane Smith


Barbara McCrary wrote:

This turned out to be one of those on-in-a-million horses for us.  He was
16
hands, beautiful conformation and legs, and one of the best endurance
horses
we ever had.  He worked cows, he was a consummate actor (he participated
in
several cavalcades) and he took my husband to a 4th in Tevis one year.  I
rode him on an early XP ride and discovered he was somewhat gaited,
because
the next step up from his fastest trot was a rack.  What a horse...miss
him
to this day.  He lived to be 32 or 33 and is buried on a spot on our
ranch,
along the Castle Rock trail, with a headstone that reads, "Dignity Without
Arrogance..."  That was the horse we called The Great Grey.

What a great story, Barbara.  For my money it really illustrates the fact
that all kinds of horses go to slaughter.  Some good, some bad, all unlucky.

I got my middle horse out of a feed lot.  He is so responsive, riding him is
like driving a Mazzerati.

Dyane



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