Wow...a great story and very touchingly written. I am impressed! What a wonderful lesson you and Fred learned in never giving up. No matter how tough things get. This is a lesson that will take you far in life, too. You can truly apply this to everything you encounter~life is not easy, no matter where you go or what you do. I am proud of you and Fred!!
So, you are getting another horse? Are you getting rid of Fred?
"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys." - Chief Dan George