Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen [Christine, Takapuna Library]
This starts with a description of a horse and rider, perfectly attuned to each other, sailing over the last of the jumps at a national equestrian event to a certain victory. A horrible accident occurs, the horse, Harry is euthanised and the rider, Annemarie is left with a broken neck. She survives but turns her back on the horsey world. Much later after her marriage and career collapse dramatically she returns to her parents' horse farm and meets a horse amazingly like her beloved Harry, except blind in one eye.