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Franziska Pütz took her OTTB Not From Texas to Germany after pulling up stakes in America. She sold her car and used every cent to pay the fare for her grumpy mare.

How a T-bred named Texas landed in Germany

When Franziska Pütz abandoned her new life in America a year ago and returned to her native Germany, she took with her a little souvenir named Texas. Texas was just a grumpy Thoroughbred mare who, for reasons Pütz can’t readily explain, touched her so deeply that she threw caution to the wind in January 2012 and purchased the Pennsylvania-bred animal. Even now, pondering a decision that to some would seem absurd, Pütz laughs as she recalls how she, a liberal arts student at a tiny college on Boston’s North Shore, would think to buy a horse. After all, she was […]