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Friends and passionate about horses, Fred Zwart, left, and Dr. David Harder often drove horses together and enjoyed driving rigs in parades and for weddings. Submitted

A horse lover's passion, memories for sale


WILLMAR -- Obsessions come naturally in this family, and Dr. David Harder was only carrying on a family tradition when one day he announced his: Driving horses.

"I could not honestly tell you why dad got into horses,'' said his daughter, Ragen Harder of Olivia.

She can tell you how her late father pursued his passion. He traveled to auctions throughout the Midwest, and returned home with buggies and wagons and tack that would be any horse lover's envy.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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