Susan began the blog four years ago after a short stint volunteer writing success stories for CANTER New England. The goal of the site is to help promote the noble breed to the horse-buying public by debunking myths and interviewing real people who purchase ex-racehorses for their daughters, their spouses, or as their competitive sport horse. Many such stories fill this blog. However other stories about horses who are saved at the 11th hour from slaughter, as well as stories about horses who have "saved" their owners—cancer patients, or those struggling with grief or other difficult issues, also fill the site. Some stories about horses and their struggles often turn out to be a mirror reflecting the struggles of man, with the story of Press Exclusive, a horse who nearly died on the way to slaughter, being an example of the strength of the will to live. Susan Salk is a weekend rider who took lessons for many years on race-trained mare Diana (Jockey Club: Revenging Donny) and after that, on un-raced Thoroughbred Hat Trick. After trying other breeds -Morgans, Arabians, the Connemara— the Thoroughbred easily became her favorite because of their forgiving temperament and responsiveness to awkward "cues and signals." No kicking required! Susan lives in the Charlestown Navy Yard with her husband David, a restaurant menu cover manufacturer, and also the first read on every story.