But now that the idea was in my head, I de­cided I could res­cue a horse from some­where else. I scoured many ads for horses for sale or adop­tion, but none seemed like a good fit for me.

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ex­cited. Then my friend called me back with bad news: The horses had al­ready been given away.

My heart just about broke in half. But now that the idea was in my head, I de­cided I could res­cue a horse from some­where else. I scoured many ads for horses for sale or adop­tion, but none seemed like a good fit for me. Still, a lit­tle voice in my head told me that maybe it was not work­ing out for a rea­son. I have al­ways been a firm be­liever that if some­thing is meant to hap­pen then the pieces would fall into place: That wasn’t hap­pen­ing. Maybe I wasn’t meant to have a horse. Dis­cour­aged, I went out to FLTAP just to hang around the re­tired race­horses and feed them some pep­per­mints. Only this time, there was a new­comer in the barn.

“La Jolla Lu, 6-year-old mare” was the

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