Caraway is my once in a life time heart horse. I love all of my horses, but Caraway and I have a very special bond that started from day one. If you are lucky enough to have this type of connection, finding your heart horse means that you have found the horse who truly understands you, who makes you feel proud and strong and whole again, and who you trust and love unconditionally. I appreciate every moment that I have with her because she is very old and I don't know how much time I will have with her. I already cry on a regular basis just thinking about it. She was 32 when I adopted her from Save the Horses Rescue, which was over three years ago.
Caraway's first owner was a young boy who sadly died from a brain tumor. She was surrendered to Save the Horses Rescue and was re-homed several times before fate brought us together. My friends from the rescue still talk about how depressed she always looked at the rescue and are convinced that if I hadn't adopted her and brought her to the healing space that is our farm, she probably wouldn't still be alive. It has been a complete honor to take care of her, spoil her, and surround her with love and compassion, but, she has done so much more for me than I have ever done for her. She accepts me unconditionally and gives me such confidence in myself. Having the complete trust of a 1200 pound animal will do that.