The horse had never had anyone ride him before other than its owner, so for twenty minutes Trapp endured bucking, twisting and jumping and stayed on the horse, which earned him respect after the ride.
This photo captures the newfound friendship between man and horse. Trapp had never ridden a horse before so the experience was special. He often spoke of his passion for horses
and how he had never had the opportunity to go for a horseride in Texas. One can plainly see the swollen hands from the Schleroderma that was killing him.