Captain of Gentle Giants: Driving Clydesdales
When asked about working with Clydesdales, Duncan related it to working with people. “If you get them working together, it’s simple,” he said. “It taught me a lot about teamwork. When they don’t work together, they stay in the stable.”
After years of being around Clydesdales, it’s natural that Duncan would have a favorite. “I’m not supposed to have a favorite, but I do,” he joked. “His name is Ranger and he’s a beauty. They’re all nice but he’s my favorite.”
The love for Clydesdales runs in the family as Duncan’s daughter, who lives in nearby Tiger Mountain, has two of her own – brothers, ages 12 and 14. His daughter competes frequently.
Duncan still very much enjoys driving Clydesdales, as he volunteers driving teams at competitions in local fairs every summer. He is very much looking forward to volunteering again this year.
Meeting new people at Timber Ridge also brings him great enjoyment. “The friends I’ve met here are amazing — they’re just really wonderful people.”
In the little free time he has, Duncan enjoys writing, and is currently authoring his memoir. “My children demanded it,” he joked. “It’s nothing fancy, but I will try my best to write about the wonderful life I’ve had.”