Apparently he was such a sight to look at. He was so muscular and majestic looking, unlike any animal. He was the perfect animal, the only races he lost were due to health issues. Truly "the horse God built." Everybody that saw him in person or saw him race remembers it. In the time of the Watergate scandal, Secretariat offered something purely honest. An public figure who knew he was amazing and didn't try to deceive anybody. He just did what he was built to do and what he loved to do.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This was just released for the new secretariat movie. I've been reading a book called The Horse God Built which is about the amazing Secretariat. What I've gathered is that Secretariat was the most amazing athlete that ever lived. His stride was just different and he loved to run just for the sake of running. He was extremely smart and actually observed, (which as a horse person I can tell you that some horses are dumb as rocks). Look at his win in the Belmont Stakes in 1973 he won by 31 lengths, instead of slowing down during the race he increased his speed with each furlong. He won by 31 lengths cause he just loved to run.
Posted by hannah at 6:15 PM