Waterloo50, You got it. It is hard for someone who doesn't love horses to understand. For my old horse, I have to mix up his feed with warm water twice a day just so he can eat; but, if he ever decides to talk I'm divorced and busted, he knows all my secrets. When I could ride him people would ask how I got him to do some of the things he did. All I could answer was I think it and he does it. I have a younger horse now that I sometimes ride and while we don't have the bond I had with Midnight, he has managed to pull me out of disaster a couple of times. BTW when it comes to Sgt. Reckless she was awarded the Silver Star when during a battle her handler was wounded out of action and she continued to carry ammunition up to the firing line and bring back wounded without a handler.