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4/16/13 1:09 A

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That is a great story, and by starting over, she will truly be 'yours' again :)



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4/14/13 8:20 A

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I'm glad you were able to find her.

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4/13/13 11:59 A

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Thanks for sharing your story. She was clearly meant for you. Sounds like she has had some very bad experiences. Depending on how she was treated be prepared that rehabilitating her could take more than a few months, in fact it could take years (more for her mind than her body). Many horses that are abused/neglected develop the equivalent of PTSD and need a very slow, gentle approach to overcome it. But you can get better together. emoticon

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4/13/13 11:18 A

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Wow!! What an amazing story! It sounds like it was meant to be. :-) I wish you and Frankie all the best as you both recover.

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4/13/13 9:43 A

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This is fantastic!!!! I am so very happy for you!!! emoticon

Please keep us posted!!

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4/13/13 8:44 A

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Hi! This is mostly "history" on Frankie and I. I lost my job 5 years ago due to an advancing disability and lost her because I couldn't afford her anymore. Over the years, I've searched for her but always came up empty. I lived in the Cincinnati area when I lost her. After 5 years spent in PA and KY, I ended up back here. I was approved for disability just 1 month ago. There was a little back pay so I went searching for a horse because I'm the kinda gal who is only half a person without a horse. After 5 years of searching, guess who showed up for sale? My BABY!!!! Perfect timing, thank you God! I got her as a registered Arabian PMU foal at 10 months of age. I boarded her, taught her ground manners, waited until she was 4 to even break her to ride. I never got to go on a trail with her but did do arena work. When I lost her, all she needed was wet saddle blankets.

Fast forward to now: I go to get her with the help of a friend and she's literally COVERED in rain rot, down about 100-150 pounds, bite and hoof marks ALL OVER HER, teeth needing serious floating, no vaccinations in years, has never been ridden since I had her, foaled a half-pinto filly and she's practically a wild child! I buy her anyway, I don't care, she's MY baby and God provided at the very time she was needed.

I'm starting from scratch with her. Once she's in good physical health, we'll start arena work. First I have to work with her mind - it's all over the place and trust doesn't exist. It will be fall before we can trail ride. Right now, we're both in rehab. On the ground, I'm the equivalent of a 90-year-old woman, but on a horse, I'm 50! (real age is 55) I can't walk very well, but when I'm riding, my disabilities aren't a hindrance at all. This was meant to be and I'm so thankful. So thankful.

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