When Few Words Speak Volumes

My father shared some words of wisdom he heard from a distinguished horseman, the late Jimmy Williams. Williams is well-known for his excellence in horsemanship and for training horses such as the Bay Lady featured in Walt Disney’s The Horse of the West (1957) and Albarado in, The Horse in the Grey Flannel Suit (1968).

When asked what kind of advice he would offer a person aspiring to get into the horse business, Williams responded, “When you get to the point that you know it all…what you learn after that is what counts.”

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  1. Wiser words were never said!

    Mel

  2. Just wanted to make a comment about Jimmie Williams and his connection to another great trainer of the same era, Bob Bradly, of Bonita Valley Farms, in Bonita, Calif. I rode for Bob, training and riding young horses plus showed 3 and 5 gaited saddle horses for Bob, back in the early 60’s. Bob had a great little blue merle male called Mike. He was Bob’s shadow and if there was ever any horses to load that were reluctant, Mike was right there,with his sneaky low-heeling. Soon as the horse was loaded he was back in the shade, laying in his favorite spot, waiting for Bob to get back.
    There was also a bitch they called Diane. She was a low heeler too. She looked like a small German Shepherd
    about 20″ with a 1/3 length tail. It was always passed around the barn that a horse stepped on it and cut it off. I never questioned it so dont know if it was true. Her and Mike had some great working pups, and all the horse show people lined up for them.
    Funny how everything connects.

    Sandy


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