“If I survive it will be out of sheer stubbornness,” Sherry McLean said laughing. It’s early in the afternoon on a Monday in March. McLean is low on sleep, but carefully watching a mare whose water just broke. After more than 30 years working with and for other people, McLean is now master of her own Ontario breeding farm — Northern Dawn. “At least when I’m working this hard I have a purpose,” she said. “I feel like I’m trying to fulfill something that is a part of what I always believed in — to have my own place and to have nice mares. It’s going to take awhile, maybe, but I want to compete across North America. I won’t be just satisfied with just being competitive in my own backyard. I’m working hard because there’s something about wanting to do well at what you do. It’s just part of…
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