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THE RIDE & TIE RACE DEMANDS LOTS OF STAMINA AND PLENTY OF HORSE SENSE
Bob Ottum
December 07, 1981
Ideally, this story should be written by a horse. Heck, it's only fair: The horses are in a lot better shape than the humans after one of these races. Besides, they get a bit more emotional about it, and the excitement is wildly contagious. There are moments in this race when everybody is snorting and puffing and pawing at the ground, no matter what his species. Another possible approach might be to pretend that a horse is narrating the story. But the problem with both of these devices is that no sensible horse could logically explain why people get so goofy over this event, and we would end up with awkward pauses and contemplative whinnies while the animal stared off into the distance.
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December 07, 1981

The Ride & Tie Race Demands Lots Of Stamina And Plenty Of Horse Sense

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So maybe it really is best that a horse didn't narrate this story after all. He'd surely have had something pithy to say about that.

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