Laurie Tuozzolo adopted Rahy’s son, Kim’s Rahy off the track from Suffolk Downs in 2000 at 65 starts. And shortly after, she has been hopping bareback on her 21-year-old gelding and riding him to the Oak Swamp in Rhode Island to take a swim. (Please see earlier story on the pair:http://offtrackthoroughbreds.com/2011/09/22/swimming-with-a-thoroughbred-recaptures-joy/).
The hot summers spent enjoying the feel of cool water slushing past their legs took Tuozzolo back to her childhood, and help push the pressures of life aside.
For her special horse, she wrote this poem:
“When I See My Horse
“The long hard day becomes easy,
The pressure released.
The tears somehow dry,
Turmoil fades to peace…”