I've just finished Laura Hillenbrand's book about Seabiscuit. Have you read it? The way your horse appears so relaxed in that photograph reminds me of Seabiscuit's laid-back personality: Nothing phased that guy. Before huge
races he'd just walk around calmly, maybe make one glance at the crowded grandstands. Talk about Mr. No Big Deal! Of course, when the starting bell rang it was a completely different story.