Mr. Reagan’s birthday is February 6, so I think he’d enjoy this little trip down the Memory Trail. No matter your political leanings, if you’re a horse person – even if you’re a horseless horse person – you’re in for a treat. 🙂 Enjoy!
They were ’80s icons. I’m not talking about Reagan and Gorbachev. Nor Hall&Oates. Nor John Henry and Chris McCarron. You’ve probably figured it out by now, but we’re talking here about President Ronald Reagan and his grey stallion El Alamein.
Non-riders are liable to find this video a snooze, but I enjoy watching it. I like the easy way Reagan has with the horses. I enjoy the background noise of the ranch like the lawn tools, the gravel crunching under shoes, the chit-chat and the radio breaking squelch.
I especially enjoy watching the subtle differences in communication between the bay horse in the first part of the video, Nancy Reagan’s horse No Strings, and Reagan’s famous gray Anglo-Arab, El Alamein.
Apparently, according to retired U.S. Secret Service agent John R. Barletta, in his book RIDING WITH REAGAN, riding El Alamein was challenge Reagan relished facing.