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Mike Keech and Brightly Shining enjoy a quiet moment. Photo by Joanne Beusch

Auction horse shows at Washington Int’l

Terrified and desperate, the red mare flailed in the confined auction-house stall like someone being buried alive. Unable to lay eyes on another horse for reassurance, the 4-year-old OTTB Brightly Shining became so frenzied at the Thurmont Auction in Maryland that she scared off every buyer who could have saved her from the slaughter pipeline. Except for one. Mike Keech had seen plenty of “crazy horses” in his 75 years, and wasn’t about to be deterred from at least taking a peek at the animal raising such a ruckus. Brightly Shining Sire: Posse Dam: Bright Shining Foal date: Feb. 14, […]