The Kentucky Derby was today, and Barbaro's world class performance in the Derby last year was in everyone's minds. As well as the devastating events that followed at the Preakness last year. There was a touching documentary on tonight as well.
There is nothing so sad as seeing a champion struck down in his prime. Only a truly cold heart could not have been touched by Barbaro's courageous will to live over the many months at the New Bolton Center, as well as the dedication of all those who worked to save his life.
Once upon a time, in another lifetime, I rode hunter/jumper and dressage and had a beautiful Thoroughbred myself. I spent some time this evening playing in Photoshop with some pictures of Barbaro; what a gorgeous, majestic horse!