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We were thankful for a great, full Thanksgiving! Thank you to all of the families who visited us again, all of the newcomers, and all of the Europeans who came and shared this holiday tradition with us. It was a great week with lots of laughter, lots of fun, and one super night of "Left, Right, and Center"! We are also grateful to the cooks and the 8 delicious turkeys that were served!
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Book Corral with Carol Moore
I love true stories, especially when they involve horses or dogs, and are full of courage, integrity, passion, and best of all, a happy ending. Having been horse-crazy my whole life, I remember the story of Snowman, the Horse that Inspired a Nation, from my childhood and was thrilled to see the story preserved in print. Elizabeth Letts is the author of "The Eighty-Dollar Champion". It's a bit of a toss up as to who the real hero is in this story. Without the perceptive trainer, Harry de Leyer, the horse, Snowman, would have never had the opportunity to achieve his full potential and without Snowman, Harry might have remained just a good instructor and trainer with a big dream.
This is a story of a rather ordinary looking horse already on the killer truck destined to his demise, being rescued by a Dutch immigrant horse trainer. Harry could see a spark in Snowman's eye that beckoned him to invest his last $80.00 to give this poor animal a chance at life. Snowman became an excellend school horse for Harry and his students at the Knox School. However, at the end of the school year, Harry decided to sell Snowman to make room for a more elite jumping candidate. Harry's dream was to win the Madison Square Garden Open Jumping Division and he certainly couldn't do it on a plow horse.
It was after this separation that Snowman's uncanny aptitude for clearing very high fences became apparent. No fence could keep Snowman from running away from his new home to return to Harry. Soon, Harry bough Snowman back and the two of them started their quest for a championship that belonged to them. This is a story of unstoppable hope, inconceivable dreams, and the chance to have it all. Elizabeth Letts' message is simple: Never give up, even when the obstacles seem sky-high. There is something extraordinary in all of us.
This is a story that will appeal to everyone. Happy reading.