It’s race day. You know it, and, to your dismay, your horse knows it too. Maybe because his hay bag was smaller this morning or his grain ration was cut back. Or maybe he just knows. Because you know. You are acting different in subtle ways that only a horse could discern, the way you always act on race day.
The horse has been pacing his stall since breakfast. Already you can see fine beads of sweat glistening on his coat. You curse under your breath.
Then the PA system cuts in: “Trainers, get your horses ready for the third race.” You […]