LIFE IS SO INTERESTING SOMETIMES. Certain events happen and, at the time, they may not mean much, but in looking back, you realize that something was at work; call it a higher power, karma, divine intervention—whatever it is, it’s amazing. Just (Try to) Say “No” I began working for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program in the summer of 2014. While I loved meeting the retired
Thoroughbred racehorses and
learning their stories, I wasn’t
really in the market for one as I
already had Iggy, a grumpy red
OTTB whom I loved more than
life itself. I knew I didn’t have the
financial resources or the time to
take on another horse.
Or so I thought.
Nori Sche;el, the owner of
the barn where I board, is one
of my dearest friends. She knew
that Iggy’s competitive days were
wearing thin, though he was my
3-foot hunter and equitation
horse until just a few months
before his retirement. She
encouraged me to begin searching
for a project horse and o;ered
to help. “Nah,” I thought, but
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and Iggy, right,
into Sarah’s life
for a reason.