THIS POEM REALLY SPEAKS TO OUR PHILOSOPHY ON THE TYPE OF HORSES WE LIKE.
From a column by Monte Baker
I spoke to a friend just the other day
Who’s got lots of opinion and plenty to say
We discussed what we both like to see in a horse…
His requirements and mine were different of course.
He likes a clean throatlatch and a long skinny neck
And requires that their hocks are set close to the deck.
Short backs and hard feet and a clean slopin’ shoulder
And a gaskin that looks like it swallered a boulder.
He likes a short face and a big ol” eye,
And says these are the horses he’s likely to buy.
Well when he’d completed his lengthy discourse
On all of the attributes of the quality horse.
He asked my opinion, and where do I start,
And I said that I… just want horses with heart.
I said I want heart, above all the other…
I don’t care if he’s Smart Little Lena’s full brother,
Or just how much money that his grandmother won,
Or whether he’s roan, palomino or dun.
But give me a horse with some grit and some try,
Some heart and some guts and that’s the one that I’ll buy.
And I’ve found it’s the same with a woman or man,
The good ones won’t quit you when the shit hits the fan.