Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: TN, but moving soon
• Horses: 0
I helped train a belgian team for the horse pulls. They ran wagon rides most of the year, but when training time came, their shoes got changed and the cement tire came out. They loved it. Jerry was a total bum, but Ben lived for it, he'd nip Jerry to make him help and they'd hit whatever weight you asked them.
The reason they drop the trace chain onto the weight so fast is because a good horse will hit it the moment it hears the clink. We had to watch Ben, he'd had a previous owner let a partner go down on him and had crossed the finish line on his knees. The horse refused to quit. He was an awesome horse.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back ---Abigail Van Buren