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Rhymes and Reason

(M2975) Foaled in 1977, Rhymes and Reason was bred by H. Charles Armstrong, Brampton. Sired by Cassilis Debonaire and out of Jewel's Pride, this bay gelding follows full siblings Rag A Muffin and Rags to Riches into the Canadian Hackney Society Hall of Fame. Brought out in harness in the early 1980s by resident ABC Farm trainer Lawrence Carss, as Rhyme Nor Reason, he became a popular winner in amateur, ladies and gig classes, as well as in pairs and tandems, competing at shows in Ontario, Devon, Illinois and Kentucky State Fairs, Syracuse, New York and Eastern States. In later years, Dave Smith took on the training duties, with the Armstrong family keeping ownership. For a season, the Smith's leased the pony with Dave and Gail sharing the driving duties. Rhymes and Reason retired to the green pastures of the ABC Farm for a well deserved retirement. His consistancy and versatility in the many classes he was shown in made for a suberb ambassador for the Hackney pony.

(Inducted April 2013)

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