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Norman the one-eyed Thoroughbred showed May 25 in his first rated show. Vanessa Honey of VH Equestrian pilots him in the 2-foot-6 division.

T-bred with one eye ribbons at rated show

Like a conquering hero riding into battle, Norman, a one-eyed ex-racehorse, drew cheers from fans and caused his owner to weep as he competed in his first sanctioned horseshow last weekend. The 17.3-hand bay gelding ribboned for second and third-place in the 2-foot-3- Jumper competition May 25 at the Bronze Level Equine Canada Sanctioned Show, marking the end of a long, dark chapter, and the beginning of a bright future. “Everyone was cheering when they announced it was Norman on the course,” says owner Heather Young of Ottawa, Canada. “He competed against 13 other horses in each class under his […]