A short time after my filly was born, halter training was started. As a 9-year-old, I was pleased with the results from utilizing patience and gentle coaxing. Three more years of learning for both young horse and young trainer ended abruptly in heartbreak when my beautiful dappled-grey filly broke her front leg.

Every year 500 racehorses die at racetracks in the United States.

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