Real Horse people that know what they are doing. Some of my best competitors and I learned a lot from Lloyd, He was a fierce competitor, but was for ALL horseman and helped right the rules for one of the best state programs in the nation. His policy's made way for Horseman to make a good living and Horse Racing in Louisiana a big and viable business. The rest of the country should copy the Louisiana program. All of the boys are fine men and very capable in anything they do. I had bought a colt that they had raised, Springs Knight, He had some problems and a bad quarter crack. He hurt so bad he would buck going on to the track and most riders would not get on him, Thats why I got him cheap, all of his siblings where stakes winners, He had not started yet. I fixed his quarter crack and shod him with steel training plates with extended heels. The next day with the help of Johnny Long, we took him to the track and he walked right on and went to galloping like he was an old pro at it. Lloyd was watching on the rail and asked me what the hell did you do to that horse to get him from bucking. Springs Knight went on and mde about $50,000 before I got rid of him, but from that day on the rail with Lloyd, he tried to get me to stay in Louisiana and run there instead of going all of the country like I did. He would provide me with foals from his breeding program and stud if I stayed. He made very good sense of it, but the call for adventures in me and wanting to see whats over the mountain made for running in open instead of state bred programs. Over the years as I kept going to Louisiana in the winter and developed a great friendship and respect for the Romero Family.