The story of immigrant Harry DeLeyer and the plow horse he rescued from slaughter.The story of immigrant Harry DeLeyer and the plow horse he rescued from slaughter.The story of immigrant Harry DeLeyer and the plow horse he rescued from slaughter.
Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods and they became famous and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today's show jumping circuit. —Anonymous
Snowman, the horse that was almost human
I was always a fan of the Palomino because of the show Mr. Ed, I was scrolling through the Roku the other day and this documentary popped up for whatever reason I do not know. But I think I got drawn in from the white horse so glad that Harry decided to make a few films of snowman for the documentary. Not sure if I've ever seen an animal, or a horse for that matter, that was part of a family and the horse knew it. I am curious why they never made a film about this they could make it lighthearted have a little fiction story line with it but they may have a little bit of trouble finding a horse with a personality like snowman. You can really tell that Harry had such a love for snowman like he was his own child. This one brought tears of joy for me highly recommend it.
- Jun 19, 2021
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