Great article, Hoofprints! And thanks for sharing the 'horse junkies' site; I know I'll be spending waaay too much time on there, lol. As someone who was away from the world of horses for a dozen years (and thought I was 'cured'), I can attest to the fact that the addiction is indeed lifelong. And, as I described in probably too much detail in my 'introduction to the community', it seems to be a genetic affliction :)
Your story was bittersweet for me because I had to part with my soulmate horse, Jamie, and I haven't had another since. But hopefully one day, when I'm sure it will be 'forever', I'll find another, and we'll have an ending as happy as yours and Sandie's!
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