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Sonora Webster Carver, the girl who rode the diving horses, was blinded in 1931 when the impact of the water detached her retinas. She continued the show for another 11 years.

Cats on top of dogs. You're welcome.

15 Cats On Top Of Dogs… Wish my cats & dog got along this well!

Secretariat's stide degree. He had the largest stride ever recorded

The Horse God Built by Lawrence Scanlan. A thorough look at the history and legend of Secretariat and Eddie "Shorty" Sweat, the man who was pivotal to the horse's success. If you love Big Red read this bio it's excellent.

Plague Doctor masks.

The Black Death Plague Doctor: A plague doctor was a special medical physician who saw those who had the Bubonic Plague. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some doctors wore a beak-like mask which was filled with aromatic items. The masks were d

The photo is of Connie Reeves - one of the best ladies ever - died at 101 years old and rode to the end

The photo is of Connie Reeves - one of the best ladies ever - died at 101 years old and rode to the end This is the best poem ever, made me cry.

Image from http://www.petmd.com/sites/default/files/diving-horse.JPG.

Image from http://www.petmd.com/sites/default/files/diving-horse.JPG.

Sonora Webster Carver with her horse, "The duchess of LIghtning"

Sonora Webster Carver with her horse, "The Duchess of LIghtning." SWC is the subject of the movie, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken. She was permanently blinded while jumping and continued to jump another 11 years.

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