Stormy’s owner is smiling after WSU vets got her horse through a close call

That’s Stormy, a 12-year-old Quarter Horse, and his owner, Ashley Castleberry, 23, at home in Grapeland, Texas. Castleberry is one of the top barrel racers in the country. Stormy spent six weeks at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital after an accident while Castleberry was driving between rodeos in Washington. Stormy is now back on the rodeo circuit. (Courtesy Ashley Castleberry)

By Erik Lacitis – Pacific NW magazine writer Editor’s note: Pacific NW magazine’s weekly Backstory provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the writer’s process or an extra tidbit that accompanies our cover story. This week’s cover tells the stories of just a handful of the 10,000+ animals Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital …

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