I am currently reading "The Eighty Dollar Champion : Snowman, the horse that inspired a nation" by Elizabeth Letts.
This is a story about a horse which was in a trailer, on it's way to the slaughter house. He was saved by a man who saw something worth saving in him. A horse that had incredible heart, and the man that cared for him.
Here is the publisher's synopsis.
"The Eighty-Dollar Champion tells the dramatic odyssey of a horse called Snowman, saved from the slaughterhouse by a young Dutch farmer named Harry. Together, Harry and Snowman went on to become America's show-jumping champions, winning first prize in Madison Square Garden. Set in the mid- to late-1950s, this book captures the can-do spirit of a Cold War immigrant who believed--and triumphed."
Have you read it? What do you think?