How Cantelope got his name…
A friend of mine owned a trucking company that hauled fresh fruit for Safeway.
On one particular trip he was picking up Cantaloupe near Indio Ca.
The horse was crated and loaded on to a refer van for his trip to Canada.
When he arrived at the unloading dock in Victoria, the workers opened the back door to unload the melons. The looks on their faces!!
One of them said “ Hey Gerry, I think you had the refer unit set too cold….we’ve got a stiff one back here!”
He was so stiff, to this day, he still can’t lope.