When the Belmont Stakes is run this weekend, all eyes will be on the horses, their owners and the jockeys. But behind every winning horse is a groom, responsible for every nuance of the horse’s care, health and spirit.
In her new book “In Service to the Horse,” author Susan Nusser details a year in the life of three grooms, all working with champion thoroughbreds. The book also delves into horse mythology and animal behavior, and gives the reader a behind the scenes look at the multi-billion dollar equestrian sport industry.
(To hear Neal Charnoff’s interview with Nusser, click on the “Listen” icon.)
“In Service to the Horse” published by Little, Brown and Company. Susan Nusser will be appearing at the Northshire Bookshop in Manchester, on Saturday, June 5 at 7 pm and at the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on June 15 at 7 pm.