NEW YORK — Brian Cashman told a story about a horse named Nifty. Cashman hated his summer job on his father’s farm in Kentucky, hated mucking out stalls and cleaning fecal stains from barn walls with his bucket of ammonia and oversized brush. Young Brian loved baseball, and he wanted no part of his old man’s life as one of the best breeders, traders and horse whisperers around.Then he met Nifty. Before he would leave Lexington to study and play ball at Georgetown Prep in Maryland, the 5-foot-7 Cashman was charged to break in this brown quarter horse that was a lot bigger than he was. He would introduce Nifty to a saddle, lay on her back, and the horse would try and try to throw him off. Cashman said the process took at least six grueling weeks in the oppressive heat, but sure enough they bonded and he could finally ride that horse out of the stall and into an open field.Cashman later got word at school that Nifty missed him dearly. In fact, Nifty wouldn’t let anyone else in the saddle but the kid who couldn’t wait to get a million miles away from those barns.”One of the… Read full this story
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