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The Thomson kids sitting on Reuben. tion with any particular horse, to seriously consider adoption. That is, until When people first hear Reuben came along. about our farm, “ReuNot long before the fated ben’s Rescue Ranchâ€?, they day, a friend of mine told frequently ask me, “Who me she’d had a dream is Reuben?â€? This is his about the horse we had story. been waiting for. She said When my daughter was 6 her vision depicted a very years old, she and I began tall, Chestnut colored volunteering at a horse gelding, and that he was rescue about an hour going to present himself away from our home. On to us very soon. Since Friday nights, we’d spend I’d always envisioned my mommy/daughter time someday horse to be the helping to feed, hay, and glistening color of Black (Sethorses in Dom Casual, or somegroom numerous Beauty, I laughed in reof varying backgrounds. sponse and said, “Yeah, thing similar if possible) Each week, once feeding right‌.I don’t like Chestwas complete, we’d choose nut colored horsesâ€?. Plus a different horse to dote I reminded her that I preVisitchosen us on Facebook on. We’d lead the ferred shorter stockier horse around the farm, horses to tall ones. Unallowing them to hand- fazed, my friend simply graze, while we groomed replied, “Well, you’re gonand pampered them, pre- na like this one!â€? tending they belonged to We met Reuben the us. same day he arrived at the Our hope was that one rescue. There were sevday we’d meet our dream eral horses being brought h o r s e , b u t f o r m a n y in that weekend, and as months we didn’t feel a always we were excited strong enough connec- to meet the new arrivals.

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Each of the horses had a sad story explaining their presence there, and my heart broke for all of them. But once again, none of them seemed like “The One� for us. And then we saw him. A tall, lanky, dark brown gelding, being led by another volunteer. For reasons I can’t explain, I was immediately drawn to him, and so was my daughter. It was indeed love at first sight. I asked the other volunteer if I could lead him, and she willingly turned

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