Eddie “Shorty” Sweat was the groom who played a major role in the successful of Secretariat, the only horse listed in the top 50 athletes of the 20th century.  His story is chronicled in this book by Lawrence Scanlan.  This behind the scenes look at the lives of the people who do the necessary work to prepare a racehorse is touching, heart rendering and somewhat sad.  Eddie’s guiding principle was simple; Love your horse and your horse will love you.  Seems clear;  A great man and a great horse.  LA Carlson