One of my horses is an off-the-track thoroughbred. That means he didn't make it at the race track. In the seven races that he ran, he never won! Fortunately he went to a horse rescue and not to slaughter, unlike many thoroughbreds. From the rescue, he came to us. I feel so lucky to have him! He has impeccable manners, he likes his bath, he knows how to lead!His name is Quad and he is a gray thoroughbred, a great-grandson of two Triple Crown winners, Secretariat and Affirmed, both gorgeous chestnuts. I guess, however, that his gray genes were stronger! I love to watch his eyes. He is very expressive! When he arrived, his eyes were dull and lifeless. He'd had a hard time at his foster home, I believe. Now, his eyes are alert and watching. He is beginning to trust me and I'm beginning to relax around him. Here are some photos of Quad's eyes. Don't they look like black pools? Sunday Stills Challenge for June 13, 2010.