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A gymkhana competition

Flying Cayman: Natural born barrel-racer

Nikki Egyed was in a hurry, had somewhere else to be, and didn’t have time to dawdle with her ex-racehorse Flying Cayman. Ordinarily, Egyed lavished Cayman with treats and rewards for good behavior in the lesson ring. It was the same ritual every time: he was given treats in a manner that encouraged him to stretch his neck, and relax his muscles, after which came Caymen’s big payoff: the roll. Following the same routine, he would walk beside his owner, without a lead rope, to a sandy, soft arena just perfect for sinking into. He’d barely cross into the ring […]