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Harmony In Motion

Danyelle Williams, atop her horse Sonny, competes in barrel racing recently. Williams, 20, has already clinched a number of top honors in the rodeo arena. (submitted photo)

By Pat Caldwell
Malheur Enterprise

VALE – No one ever hears them, but Danyelle Williams and her best teammate communicate like long-time comrades.

Which, in a way, they are.

They do not use words. Instead, Williams and her horse, Sonny, communicate through body language as they gallop out into the bright lights of a rodeo arena in Oregon or Wyoming or Washington.

They don’t fit the conventional image of world-class athletes, but they are. They perform and achieve victory utilizing the same kind of athletic harmony evident between a great quarterback and a receiver.

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