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Willie is such an agreeable TB, and winning!

Cantering past shedrows into new life

The trainer insisted the racehorse was level headed and calm. To prove it, he leapt onto Willie Cruise’s bare back and cantered him slowly around the Suffolk Downs shedrows as Monica Southwick watched. That was all the convincing the 24-year-old equestrian needed. “I knew instantly that I would buy him,” Southwick says. “I wasn’t looking to buy a horse when I went to see him, but he was so gorgeous — I found him on the CANTER New England website—and after I saw him canter, I knew I’d take him.” The demonstration and decision took place in November 2006, as […]