Throughout the story Holits? character builds and as the story progresses you realize his life revolved around manly one thing, his horse. His horse meant a lot to him even though it was the main reason for his deteriorating life. After Holits lost his horse and farm the one thing he kept in his journey to Arizona was his horses bridle. This bridle symbolized Holits? love for his horse and the farm life.
In the beginning of the story Holits carries the bridle into his new home in Arizona. This shows Holits? attachment to the bridle and the horse because there are no farms or horses around his new home. ?There?s not much to farm around here . . .? (193). Later in the story you realize that Holits put all his effort and money into that horse, which shows how much that horse meant to him because the horse never won a race. ?The fact is, whenever it ran, it lost. . . But Holits is stubborn if he?s anything. He wouldn?t give up? (199). No matter what the odds Holits would bet on his horse. Holits dedicated
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