||Eighteen years old|
||Sodus, New York, USA|
is Finesse! She's my eighteen-year-old Arabian mare. Together we live in
upstate New York. Last summer I began a volunteer position at our local Large
Animal Shelter as a horse trainer. I have been around horses my whole life
and I took up riding when I was four. Finesse was just one of the many horses
that stole my heart away. After almost nine years of pestering my
grandparents for a horse, I was informed that summer that I was allowed to
chose one from the shelter. I chose Finesse becuase of her sweet demeanor,
and the affection she showed towards me. When I worked at the farm, on my
lunch breaks, I'd sit in the grass next to the fence, where she'd be grazing
at the other side. I took her a carrot every day. I got to bring Finesse home
on my Grandma's birthday on August 1. Grandma said that seeing me ride my
first horse so happily was the best birthday present she could have ever asked for.
I love Finesse with all my heart and I'd be lost without her. Whenever I'm
down in the dumps, a nice trail ride through the woods with Finesse is all I
need to feel better. She's all the therapy I could ever need.
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