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By Susan Salk on March 13, 2014
A mere 16 days before the Pennsylvania Horse Expo, Beverly Strauss pulled a previously lame Thoroughbred out of her field, and decided to attempt something absurd. In an outdoor arena made ugly by winter, she tacked up ex-racehorse Blitzburgh with one thing in mind—to try to spook him! They walked over a tarp; they dragged a wooden board; they moved around the ring while a horse in an adjacent barn whinnied noisily. And then the well-esteemed Thoroughbred advocate nearly fell off her horse—laughing. She laughed because Blitzburgh proved on that day, and throughout the super-fast preparation for an expo event […]