"I had pretty much kissed him goodbye," he said.
"I had spent 23 hours straight with him but nothing worked and then I remembered an old bush tale that said you could feed them beer.
"I don't know whether I really believed it or not but it was worth a shot and as soon as he had that beer, he burped and perked right up. So I gave him another couple."
Over the following days, Steve repeated the dose using Queensland's own XXXX lager until his prized endurance horse rediscovered his mojo.
That's the right approach: whiskey for my men and beer for my horses.
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