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By Susan Salk on December 9, 2015
When Merrilyn Ratliff rapped her knuckles against the paddock fence, the last thing she wanted was the horse who came running to answer her call. Mad with grief over the sudden death of her beautiful bay mare a few weeks earlier, Ratliff had all she could do to keep from crying when she let her riding coach Monica Fiss drag her out to look at an unbroken, unregistered, chestnut Thoroughbred. The prospect of even considering another to fill the void made her feel guilty, and besides, this particular equine had in spades everything she did not want in a new […]