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The Challenge

The Challenge

Three round pens, set up side by side,

A nervous colt in each,

Three good horsemen, face a challenge

to demonstrate and teach.

Each trainer has his system,

and techniques to put in play,

Three men out to prove that theirs

...is the better way.

In the pressure of competition,

each man made some mistakes,

the kind of silly blunders,

a good trainer, seldom makes.

Every pony bucked a bit,

one hit the fence and tore some hide,

But within the space of a couple hours,

each was "prit near" broke to ride.

Me? I was a little bit disillusioned,

to tell the truth ol' pard,

As every trainer yielded to temptation,

and pushed his colt too hard!

Mike Puhallo

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