New be­gin­nings

EQUUS - - Letters -

I was so over­come with joy when I read “Se­cond Chances” (Back Page, EQUUS 461), a story about the re­tired race­horse La Jolla Lu. My father and I have been vol­un­teer­ing at the Fin­ger Lakes Thor­ough­bred Adop­tion Pro­gram (FLTAP) in New York State for al­most five years now, and we knew Jolla per­son­ally. She was one of our fa­vorites, and we were so thrilled to know that she found a home with some­one who loves her and takes great care of her.

I just wanted to say how amaz­ing th­ese horses are---they are so in­tel­li­gent and ath­letic that they can take up any new dis­ci­pline in stride with a con­fi­dent hand. We adopted our own filly, Un­afraid, in Oc­to­ber of 2014. We con­sider typed hard-copy manuscript­s, but please note: If you would like your ma­te­ri­als re­turned, a self-ad­dressed, stamped en­ve­lope needs to be in­cluded with your sub­mis­sion. We do not re­view or ac­cept si­mul­ta­ne­ous sub­mis­sions.

Here are a few guide­lines for prospec­tive con­trib­u­tors:

• Fea­tures gen­er­ally run from 1,600 to 3,000 words.

• Med­i­cal Front (200- to 400-word items)—Brief ar­ti­cles about the lat­est aff ca no sh ye M is an wi m bo ther who had never rid­den a able to learn how to ride on Una when she was just 3 years old. Julie, the barn man­ager at FLTAP, is the best at match­ing horses with their own­ers, and we couldn’t be more proud to vol­un­teer for such an amaz­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion. Shan­non Val­lone Fair­port, New York

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