And why I had to do the same for horses…
Grade 5 was Hell for my Girlie. She was bullied by 3 girls, 1 used to be her best friend. She missed time at school, she made herself sick, she wanted to die. Yes, my Girlie was moving rapidly towards becoming a bullying statistic.
We, her parents, did all the things we had to do, much of what we did fell on deaf ears, and those that did hear were as powerless as we were to stop it.
So, we put her in riding lessons. And Girlie blossomed. She changed. She found meaning in her life again. I credit 2 horses with saving her…Henry, that 13-year-old TB gelding. Her first love, her forever love. And Holly. A beautiful, loving paint mare at the same stable.
Horses saved my Girl’s life. There is no doubt about it.
And so, once we started this journey into farming, and country life, we have always said we will save the lives of horses. As many as we can. Today, our 3 girls came home. They came to us through Blackbird Ranch and Equine Rehab, a wonderful Mom and Daughter team, who work with volunteers to save these horses from the meat buyer at auction, and give them new lives in new homes.
Meet Nikki, Ruby, and Sable:
These 3 horses, who could have so easily been sold to the meat buyer, will now live out their lives here, on Midnight Calico Farm. Where all they have to do is be horses, be loved and go on some trail rides, every now and then. 😉