A friend emailed me a link this morning to a video about a horse rescue in the Netherlands. Seems 100 horses got stranded on a very small high spot of land by a fast moving storm. Several horses died from drowning or exhaustion before four women on horseback were able to ride out to them and lead them to higher land. It just brought tears to my eyes to watch.
More tears came from reading that Barbaro was put to sleep this morning. Seems the latest round of setbacks were just too much this time. I was so pulling for his success. Especially after seeing the movie “Seabiscuit” again last weekend. You were something special, Barbaro — wonderful to watch run.