Saddlin’ Seminoles to reunite Oct. 5

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 08:51 AM.

He kept the horses in a barn that had seen better days and called it “Hardly Able Stables.”

He underwrote travel for his group, horses, children and all. If a truck or trailer broke or broke down, Canning would foot the bill.

“He never asked for a dime,” Wade said.

And the kids, Wade said, “Found us. We practiced every Sunday.”

“He started taking kids and began issuing them horses,” Wade said. “They had to go to church. They had to go to school. They had to go to Sunday School. They had to take care of their horses.”

Since the kids had access to the horses, they could ride on their own.

But, Wade said, to ride and not rub down the horse afterward?

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