Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Inspiration

“Nearly three months after shattering his right hind leg in the Preakness, Barbaro took his first steps outside late last week and grazed in the grassy area adjacent to the intensive care unit at the New Bolton Center, where he has been since the devastating May 20 incident at Pimlico Race Course.”
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He played against the odds and did what others feared he couldn’t. What a story of inspiration for us right now. He will never race again but he seems to be winning his own race. Negative news didn’t get in his way as he struggled toward his victory. Let's keep that in mind.

18 Comments:

Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I am dreaming of 260 million people voting for change.

August 15, 2006 4:37 AM  
Blogger The Pagan Temple said...

I'm glad he's going to be all right. It was touch and go for a while, but thankfully he looks as though he will survive. Now, it looks as though, based on just winning that one race, he's going to be able to have all the sex he could possibly want. I'd sure break a leg for that.

August 15, 2006 4:44 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Comcast had the video of his being walked and grazing. He's not completely out of the woods. The laminitis is actually much more dangerous now than the broken leg, but that seems to be on the mend.

He has proven that he's not only brave, but very smart (a somewhat rare state in horses). He really seems to be cooperating in his care, but he did that on the track when the leg broke in the first place.

Pagan is right. Imagine having a life of lazing around in the sun, dining on your favorite food, being catered to by an army of human beings just so you can hop in the sack and then let some female do all the hard work once your fun is over and you've gone on to the next female.

August 15, 2006 5:19 AM  
Blogger JM said...

Nice to see some good news for a change. But at least Barbaro isn't burdened with reading bad news on a daily basis.

August 15, 2006 5:30 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Barbaro is an inspiration. On the other hand, Floyd Landis, not so much. Makes me sad, does Floyd.

August 15, 2006 7:24 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

He is an inspiration...Something so powerful, so beautiful , broken...yet Heart and Soul a Survivor...how can watch him and not feel inspired and....Hopeful.

August 15, 2006 7:49 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I think it is a great story!

August 15, 2006 8:38 AM  
Anonymous Knox Rover said...

Sometimes I wish humans had even half of the grace and courage that animals have.

August 15, 2006 9:22 AM  
Blogger Sammi2u said...

Ditto to the previous post!

August 15, 2006 11:50 AM  
Blogger Big Dave T said...

Though my cynical sons think that a story about an injured horse is getting too much press, I too think it's inspiring. No doubt Hollywood will too soon.

August 15, 2006 2:53 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I'm glad to hear he made it. If only all horses were given the same level of care and attention that he was. His owner spent big $$$ trying to keep him alive in the hopes that he can use him as a breeder. Too bad ordinary, average horse aren't given the same consideration.

I guess this teaches us that even horses are exposed to class warfare and discrimination. An old gray mare with a broken leg would have been shot on the spot.

August 15, 2006 3:12 PM  
Blogger JBlue said...

Lovely horse.

August 15, 2006 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Betty Cracker said...

I'm glad to hear this. I've been pulling for that critter ever since he went down in the race. Hope he makes it!

August 15, 2006 6:33 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

I'm happy for the horse, but very disturbed that a race horse gets better medical treatment and followup carfe than 80% of Americans.

August 15, 2006 11:58 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

I'm happy he made it too...he worked very hard for it. If I had the money to spend on my animals like that...I certainly wouldn't hesitate. My pets are as important to me as I am.

August 16, 2006 12:55 AM  
Blogger a rose is a rose said...

i have a feeling there will be a TON o' little barbaros galloping about in the near future

August 16, 2006 2:40 AM  
Blogger abi said...

Thanks for posting this. Last I heard, he was about to be destroyed.

August 16, 2006 6:37 PM  
Anonymous Dana said...

Our esteemed hostess wrote:

Negative news didn’t get in his way as he struggled toward his victory. Let's keep that in mind.

He's a horse! He can't read The New York Times, doesn't understand what's on television, and doesn't understand what people say to him!

August 22, 2006 10:40 AM  

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