“In my mind he was a very exceptional horse," Dr. Dean Richardson, chief, Large Animal Surgery, said in an interview on CBS News in 2007. "He just kept such an amazingly positive attitude. So that would make him unforgettable even if he didn't have any other characteristics that were memorable."
The number of people who have come forward and continue to keep the memory of Barbaro alive is astounding and many show their admiration for this fine colt by joining the fight to find a treatment for his deadly opponent – laminitis – through gifts to Penn Vet’s Laminitis Research Fund.
And thanks to that support, Barbaro leaves much more than just a legacy of inspiration – he leaves a legacy that means a better life for horses that follow.