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Going Coastal was a "dream rescue" who turned into a dream horse for 15-year-old owner/rider Bridget Lautensack.

Rescued T-bred conquers ills, places at HITS

An underweight stallion who just last March was standing in a small sandy paddock in Florida, his tail caked with manure, his frame shrinking with malnutrition, is today a treasured show pony who recently packed his 15-year-old owner around the estimable HITS Saugerties circuit. Going Coastal’s life story made several quick turns, and looked pretty grim, before helping hands put weight on his body, gave his life a new purpose, and eventually turned him over to Bridget Lautensack, a young Pennsylvania equestrian who had her choice of several first horses, but who only had eyes for the kind Thoroughbred. It […]