Monday, May 22, 2006
All this...... for a horse?
(Barbaro pulls up lame)
In the old days, and in story books everywhere, when a horse went down with a broken leg or ankle he/she was put to sleep. They would say that the pain was too great for the horse to bear, and he'd be better off in "horse heaven", roaming free in great, open pastures.
For some reason this horse has no such luck, they won't let him die. This guy Is getting the best care money can buy, and will not race again. I understand that Millions of dollars was invested in him, but he'll make them no money racing, and save for breeding purposes has no worth. Then again, breeding may be the answer, I don't know, I'm not a horse trainer.
The New York Times even made it a human interest story a topic usually reserved for "Palestinians under occupation".