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Texas Honor took his owner on rides around the training track, politely trotting and cantering in the direction of all the action—never running away with her.

Texas the T’bred turns city folk ‘country’

Following the rumored existence of the proverbial “good horse” like a trail of breadcrumbs, Gayle and Bill Pruitt arrived at the stable door of ragtag racehorse Texas Honor. Looking not too well after a hard-knocking season, Texas, who reportedly spent time before and after races standing in ice, was nursing an abscessed hoof. “He looked pathetic,” Pruitt says. “But I thought he was the most beautiful horse I’d ever seen.” So on a November day 18 years ago, a couple of city folk who had eagerly abandoned urban life to put down roots on a patch of country outside Fort […]