Nothing can replace wisdom or maturity and in this game, it is no different. My first horse, Prevailing wind, was a so-so horse as a two year old and very inconsistent. As a three year old, it held its own in races but when it turned four, I noticed that she seemed to lose a step and figured that she may be fading away.
What does it take to win?
I've heard it said that eyes are the window to the soul and in the case of animals, I know it's all so true. If you have ever had the chance to be around an animal whose characteristics are above the standard or bordering on greatness, you can sense that animals presence and know that there is something special about it.