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Annie and Barbour at the Mounted Games in Maryland

In the game of life, Annie wins again

Annie was too small and slow to be a racehorse, to be sure. She lost big in the only race she ever completed. But plunk her down in the middle of a Mounted Games competition, and the failed racehorse suddenly swells with size and speed. Only 15 hands in stature, she is almost too tall for a sport that is dominated by petite 13- and 14-hand ponies. But the delicate lady is so fast she can trounce the smaller competition as they run patterns in competitive trials that test the nerves and maneuverability of the horse, and the dexterity of […]