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April 9, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Keen Makes A Comeback

This article ran in the June 1, 1984 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse—30 years ago—and describes the legendary Keen's recovery from what was thought to be a career-ending injury. 

Several weeks ago, Hilda Gurney and Keen performed the Grand Prix Special and received a score of 64.5 percent. The huge red horse, coat gleaming, was spectacular. Half-passes were fluid, changes were straight, his nervous energy threatened only the piaffe-passage transitions, but he maintained the cool necessary to finish the test.

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