This gentle trundle was written by Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Sonny Throckmorton (Johnny Duncan's "Thinking of a Rendezvous," The Judds' "Why Not Me
"), his daughter Debby Throckmorton, Joe Manuel and Lucinda Hinton.
It was Hinton who first came up with the idea of honoring all that the horse has done for the human race. She approached her friend, songwriter Sonny Throckmorton, with some lyrics. Throckmonton, who lives near Nelson's ranch in Luck, Texas, was inspired to complete the song after meeting the country star's rescue horses. Nelson was only too glad to record the tune, knowing its message might save more lives.