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""Goldy was amazing!" This pic is Day 2 after her "blowing my ass across pen, airborne for 30 ft, head shoved in dirt! Day 2: Goldy is "looking for a New Deal in Life and wants to believe, but yet scared as hell! A backfire on a Muffler might cause her to jump fence and "sell out!" Wanting to be at peace, but does not yet know how to get there! Amazing filly!"
Mike Thomas
"Pics that follow are Day 2!"
Mike Thomas
"Two Super Sisters! Rescued by Dorothy Hallock in 2004! Both fillies were abused beyond belief by a very ignorant owner and rescued by Dorothy! These incredible fillies turned out to be very gentle and more! The owner never got on bit smarter!"
Mike Thomas
"This pic is Day 2: at the start & she had all night to think this over! Red Halter with major sores on face, with ruts, weeping wounds & at this point you could not touch her ass, let alone her head! "Goldy had No Trust in any Human at this point and I don't blame her! This is a series of pics on Day 2 & Changes, that were amazing!"
Mike Thomas
""Goldy" told me the truth about her life & I thanked her for being honest with me. When she "blew" she really did, but then waited for the "beating to commence while shiverying in 110 deg AZ Summer! I laughed, just got off ground with skinned up left chk & just went over & "hung out with her, laughing & thanking her!" I walked around pen, just hanging out! She quit shivering, started following me w/ her super great eyes! "The first step in builing trust!""
Mike Thomas
"Make no mistake about this! Ray Hunt saw every horse, every rider, regardless of venue and "he knew!" Not like some of the idiots giving clinics today, "where one size fits all Bullshit!""
Mike Thomas
"Mothers of Children have always been credited for this ability including mine an yours! They somehow knew when "you might color your sister's shoes!" Ray Hunt knew what you were going to do next before you knew what you were going to do next! Ray Hunt knew exactly what your horse would do as well!"
Mike Thomas
"The most amazing thing to me over the years has been One Thing! "Never Take The Think Away From The Horse! And one other: "Think"; see story about "Think!""
Mike Thomas
"I have been "blessed" in my life getting to know "the best there ever was in horses, cattle business and far more! Ray Hunt was larger than life itself and even in Mortal Death, he is still Immortal To The Horse!"
Mike Thomas
"Miss Ruby was one of those colts/fillies that could make a Klinican look good, even with an "apple in his ass!" She just wanted to please me and herself and we just rocked! Ray knew it, Carolyn knew and I knew it! Sure was fun though! Miss Ruby was owned by Deb Reason of AZ!"
Mike Thomas
"Year later you could spot her colts/fillies and they all had the same "fire in their belly!" All good ones! April of course is/was legendary!"
Mike Thomas
"I turned to Ray, after White Lightning tore down the round pen and allowed that she "wouldn't even make a good Chicken Feed Horse!" Ray laughed like hell and said: "Oh you wait and see, she's going to be a good one!" Laughed again. Ray was right, never a horse so well named in history!"
Mike Thomas
"To see an 18 yr old with this much talent makes me comfortable in knowing we have a lot of great young horsemen/horsewomen coming on, just right!"
Mike Thomas
"Over the years there have been far more people bucked off in horsemanship class than ever was in colt classes! Colts started together in a class "tend to support each other" and is amazing to participate!"
Mike Thomas
"I don't know for sure about this colt being related to April, the subject of my story, "One Day With Ray, Tom and April!" For years, when Ray & Carolyn unloaded at a clinic, my eyes were on each colt and filly, with the Rusty Wheels of My Mind Cranking! Carolyn would watch me and grin while I did that! Then say or not say...sorting them out, I would make a guess on which of Ray's mares "that one came from!" I may forget people, but I don't forget any horse I ever saw or rode!"
Mike Thomas
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