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Blitzburgh approaches a bizarre-looking horse/rider statue at the PA trail challenge. Photo by Rough Coat Photography

Blitzburg rolls past tarps, obstacles without fear

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. Blitzburgh Sire: Afleet Alex Dam: Capitol View Foal date: April 7, 2008 Earnings: $43,465 in 4 startsShe […]