Each Tuesday we feature reader-submitted stories about horses that have gotten them “back on track.” Today Sarah Jones shares the story of a racehorse who came through just when she and her fiance needed him the most.
My fiance and I own and train race horses. We were having a down time, personally and financially. A lot of things had gone wrong the first half of the year and we were struggling.
We only had one horse in training who’d done OK but had yet to win a race. On July 9th he raced for us at Indiana Grand and went gate to wire.
This horse was dumped on us and it took three years to get his papers and another year to get him fit. It was worth it. When we needed him most he was there for us just like we were there for him when his owner no longer wanted him.
It wasn’t just about the winner check. It was about the adrenaline and pick-me-up. We just needed a ‘win’ in general and he pulled through in a big way.
He is still in training and when he retires will be our riding horse. Not by accident his name is So So Worth It.
This photo is from the day he won.
Here at Horse Nation, we believe that the best therapists are our own horses. We love sharing the stories of special equines and the lessons horses have taught us — email yours to [email protected] to be featured in an upcoming edition of Back on Track “Horse Therapy.” Go Back on Track, and Go Riding!