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It Was A Battle For Her Life
 By Seven Sins   •   10th May 2011   •   5,823 views   •   35 comments
It Was A Battle For Her LifeWe all have dreamt it, owning our own horse; I waited for so long I felt like giving up hope on owning one, until April 10, 2008 when I received a call from my step mom.

She had found a Quarter horse mare on Craigslist and was planning to buy her.

The only thing was she was emaciated (skinny) enough to see a majority of her bones. I remember I could barely sit through school the next morning. I was so excited and when I first saw her I knew that I loved her. Her name is Annie, we were told she was 19 years old, but we found out later she was actually closer to 30!

It was a battle for her life the first week we owned her, my parents didnít believe that she was going to make it, but I didnít give up hope on her. I spent hours upon hours outside brushing her and watching her in the pasture. It took many weeks to get her to a healthy weight, and I am glad we took a chance on her. She turned out to be the sweetest mare I have ever met. She let me put anyone on her back and she would follow me like a dog. Never once has she bucked, reared, or bitten. I could not of asked for a better first horse.

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No Walkin Farms9  
Such a nice story. Glad you stuck it out with Annie and that everything turned out happy. She's a beautiful horse.
  May 10, 2011  •  2,371 views
 
Unique  
This is so sweet!
  May 10, 2011  •  2,340 views
 
Seven Sins  
you can view a video of her recovery at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSi03xonVZg
  May 10, 2011  •  2,352 views
 
Cruisin Past Curfew  
Awww, this is so sweet! I am glad she got better, she is so cute :)
  May 10, 2011  •  2,474 views
 
Chris Antley Memorial  MOD 
Amazing Story ~
  May 10, 2011  •  2,665 views
 
Painted Destiny  
That's awesome! Thats so much like Wilbur! We've only has him about 2 months.
  May 10, 2011  •  2,495 views
 
HarleyPeach1  
Really nice story.
  May 10, 2011  •  2,646 views
 
Prarie Rose  
She turned out to be so beautiful! Great work. :)
  May 11, 2011  •  2,618 views
 
Dreamer100  
Glad you got her and got to spend time with her. Great horse!
  May 11, 2011  •  2,641 views
 
sassy3  
Shes Beautiful Happy you took the plunge and chose to keep her :)
  May 11, 2011  •  2,903 views
 
Little Bitty Farm  
What a wonderful story! You and Annie are so beautiful,you both have had such a journey in life!
  May 11, 2011  •  3,189 views
 
Sunburst  
Thanks Lovely"
  May 11, 2011  •  2,907 views
 
Emma Watson  
Glad everything worked out
  May 11, 2011  •  2,920 views
 
Emmurr  
wow! What a transformation O.o you've done an amazing job on her, you should be so proud of yourself
  May 11, 2011  •  2,891 views
 
Raychel  
That's a great story, she's so pretty and looks like a very sweet horse! =)
  May 11, 2011  •  2,913 views
 
My Paper Heart  
She is beautifull! My horse is stubborn. She likes things her way. When i first got her i was blind folded and my mom led my to the front of her. I smelled some thing strange and then my horse sneezed in my face!
  May 11, 2011  •  2,744 views
 
Simplicity  
Annie looks amazing now.
I'm glad you took the risk!
  May 12, 2011  •  2,885 views
 
T E M P E S T  
Lovely story!
  May 12, 2011  •  3,149 views
 
Artista  
So sad, but such a great story. Good job you for working with her and sticking it out!
  May 13, 2011  •  2,919 views
 
Always  
So touching!
  May 13, 2011  •  2,948 views
 
HarleyPeach1  
Cute horse
  May 13, 2011  •  2,920 views
 
ImaCoolCowgirl  
WOW!! You have done a GREAT job at bringing her back from that abuse. She looks absolutly fabulous for an elderly horse!! You guys look great together too!
  May 14, 2011  •  2,747 views
 
Madeirey  
Wow! She was closeer to 30?? Doesn't look like it! Great job!
  May 14, 2011  •  2,743 views
 
kingfisher  
Such a great story
  May 16, 2011  •  2,884 views
 
bandikool7  
aww...great job shes sooo pretty
  May 18, 2011  •  2,562 views
 
All That Jazz  
Great story! Loved the video, too :)
  May 21, 2011  •  2,347 views
 
Seven Sins  
thanks for all the comments
  May 22, 2011  •  2,355 views
 
Golden Juniper  
Your horse looks so beautiful, congrats on such a great recovery!
  May 27, 2011  •  2,494 views
 
Carpe Diem  
So sweet. It sounds just like how I got my horse :) I got her from craigslist, she is 19, she was majorily skinny and was neglected.
Its great that you saved a horse. :)
  May 28, 2011  •  2,339 views
 
Seven Sins  
thanks again everyone for the comments :)
  Jun 1, 2011  •  2,352 views
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