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Ruffian by Jane Schwartz
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Jun 27, 2012

really liked it
Read on June 05, 2012

I have loved horses ever since I can remember. They are such beautiful, majestic animals. I take advantage of every opportunity just to be near them and watch them whether grazing in a field, jumping or performing dressage in a show ring, running in a race, teaching children to ride or taking care of broken or injured people in a therapeutic program.

Given this love, I was one of the millions watching the match race back on that day in 1975. When I came across this book, I wanted to learn more about Ruffian herself and how she affected others. As I got closer to the end of the book, I found myself not wanting to finish it. I was hoping that maybe by not finishing it history would be changed. Of course that is foolish, so I continued on with tears in my eyes. What a gallant, courageous, proud, wonderful horse she was…
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