2016 Miniature Horse WORLD Issues October/November 2016 Vol 32 No 5 - Page 161

One for the history books After his contract with Domino’s had finished, Dale continued to drive and promote with a Miniature horse team. He and wife Kandy sought out national sponsorships to promote companies and their products with what Dale labeled as “Safe, clean and fun advertising!” The two continued to traverse the country appearing in parades, fairs, and rodeos until 2002 when Dale was injured. His driving days were over without the use of his left hand to hold the numerous reins required for the multiple hitches. These days Dale and Kandy enjoy a retired lifestyle on their Petersburg, Tennessee farm. Still residing with them are a few of the original hitch minis, although many of them are quite old. Dale will always have horses and he still has quite a bit of the harness and equipment -much of it still in great shape. It’s easy to get lost in the rich memories of performances past that are happily shared by this remarkable figure. Dale and Kandy pose with “Godfrey,” one of their original Miniature horses. I count myself lucky to have met such a prestigious ambassador of the Miniature horse breedeven if I was unable to shake his hand in person and offer my humble gratitude. I was pleasantly surprised to find a thank you note from long-time breeders Ron and Sami Scheuring amongst the clippings and photos that Dale shared with me. I was happy others felt as I do, that the influence the Alexander’s accomplished during their lifetimes should be warmly appreciated. Our past is a bit more colorful, thanks to the hours Dale logged, promoting not only the celebrated Domino’s Pizza chain, but the little breed of horse that was just starting to make its mark in the world. I, for one, am happy his positive influence can now be remembered and woven into the history of our American Miniature Horse. O C TO B E R / N O V E M B E R 2016 Miniature Horse World 159