Today, on my facebook feed, there was a song posted by Garnet Rogers, a Canadian singer who should be better known than he is. It was beautiful, and it made me want to hear my very favorite of his songs "Small Victory" again. This song is a true story about how Garnet, and his wife, Gail, rescued a mare from a low end auction. As he says in the beginning of the clip, it's about pure motivations, those things that we do for no other reason than good. This mare lived out her life with them, and sleeps forever on their property. She rewarded their love with her son, a Thoroughbred colt named "A Fine Romance." This horse, nicknamed "Fred" has gone on to become one of the leading Sporthorse sires in Canada and the US. He has been approved by a couple of Warmblood registries, and his worth is beginning to be recognized there, too. I know that most of you don't follow the horses, like I do, but, I think you'll love the song, the story and the singer.
Here's a picture of "Fred."