> A real good horse is a gem. I've had two, more ?>than share.
I've never had a "real good horse". IMHO, I've had several decent walking horses. I was judging once in Canada and they put me on a Foxtrotter He was a "real good horse". I tried to buy him but he was not for sale. He was big, strong and smooth. And very good natured. We got along fine. I rode him all day, every day for several days (4 iirc) and he was going the last day just like he did the first day. He was a nice sized gray, 16 or 161/2 and stoutly built. Stood like a rock when being mounted, had a good canter too. And sure footed, never put one wrong. Ground tied if I had to get off to watch a flush. He was just a d^mn good horse. Harry