"It's just a thrill of the gates opening and being able to cheer my horse on and they would win and sometime they would lose," he said.

KC Carden trained horses for 15 years, all that time he was surrounded by his companions.

"I just love the opportunity to get up in the morning. I consider the horses to be my friends and my kids," Carden said. "Putting them in a situation where I can have them be the best they can be. If you are really, truly a horseman and that's what you love. It's bleeding in your blood. You're there, there's no getting around it."