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Jimmy’s calm demeanor made him ideal for police work.

OTTB ‘makes their day’ on Calif. sheriff dept.

There’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Jimmy Diesel. Standing taller than most, he has the cool, calm countenance of Clint Eastwood while facing down bad guys. Blasé in proximity to gunfire, flares, and crowd noise, this big guy might well be expected to utter the famous Eastwood line, “Make my day,” if only he could. But Jimmy Diesel’s no two-legged macho man. He’s a 17-hand, off-track Thoroughbred who came out of a long retirement at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s (TRF) Kansas farm, trained for a new career as a police horse with Julie Baker of Healing Arenas […]