In the last days of the WWII, American soldiers captured a German spy with photos of beautiful white horses in his briefcase. They pictured the world famous Lippizzaner “dancing” horses, which were being kept on a farm behind enemy lines, in the future Russian occupation zone. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals were in danger of being slaughtered for food. Operation Cowboy was quickly put together to save the horses before they could be shot by the Soviets. U.S. equestrian experts, aided by several horse loving German officers, sneaked across cross enemy lines and reached the Lippizzans just before the Russians did. The latest book about this daring adventure is The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts.