About them

Pretty? Sweet? Dangerous? Oppositional? Self-important? Competitive? Violent? Brave? Tough?  The best partner in the world? All of the above? You got it!  The hoofprint bruises... the blue ribbons and the dead lasts and nothing in between... the times we swear we're going to kill them and the times we wouldn't trade them for anything... that's what it's all about.  If I ever have to ride through Hell, I hope I do it on a chestnut mare.