Lacey and Emma: Who Rescued Who?

Last year, we embarked on a journey to find a pony that would be a suitable therapy partner for my nine-year-old autistic daughter. I came across an ad for a cute trail pony - 11 years old and great with kids. After extensive conversations with the owners, it was decided that this pony was likely the one for Emma. So, with my mother and daughter in tow, we made the long trek to visit the enchanting creature. My first thought when I saw the pony was something akin to horror. In no way did she resemble the pictures I had seen. What was tied to the interior wall of an open barn (which I later learned was her stall) was a mangy coat and skeleton of a pony. She stood fetlock-deep in her own feces and urine, which had made the dirt floor soggy and muddy - there was no…

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