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Anna Bryant, center, practices her "parade wave" on Mardi Gras Dancer

A dark bay racehorse releases joy of inner child

As a child, Anna Bryant was always drawing horses. As much for the pictures as the words, she reverently leafed through the great horse books of the time, admiring the illustrations of Walter Farley and C.W. Anderson, escaping into a world of flying hooves and beautiful steeds. “I had my nose stuck in a book or a pencil in my hand all the time,” she recalls. To own a horse outright was out of the question for her family of modest means. But as a teenager, she was occasionally fortunate enough to have those moments of joy, when setting aside […]