One very depressing day in late July after having spent ten full weeks in bed, two of those in the hospital, I knew that in my heart of hearts if I did not touch a horse, my life as I knew it would be no more....you would have to know me, a little about me, I am a fifty something woman, married happily with children, grandchildren, but not too long ago, I was suffering from MRSA, caused by too many surgery's HOW you ask?, as I give a big SIGH, it is not important now...I have had six knee replacement and revision surgerys in the last ten years, three of those were Malpractice, you never think that a Surgeon, someone you trust would be one of those CSI Criminals, a true horror story, this guy, cut me open for his own paycheck, till finally he made a big mistake, he broke my bone, WHAT??, yes, while inserting one of the metal pieces it broke thru the bone, did he know it,,,YES, did he fix it NO...was I damaged, YES, 13 months paralyzed, I told him, and blaw, blaw, blaw, in one months time he will be punished, and it will be over, I am now fixed, thank goodness, all metal up and down my left leg in the bone, no Knee left, all metal...BIONIC as you can say, but two weeks before my physical therapy graduation, I got MRSA, the skin collapsed around my bone and it was the worst experiance, the fear of loosing my leg, the fear of dying,,,anger, rage, and more rage at the hands of the Doctor that put me here in the first place, don't worry, Dr. P. will not be working on anyone else, I did my civil duty, but this is about a Horse, right, one day, I was so depressed, I told my Husband, if I don't touch a Horse today, I will surely take my life,,,it was a Horse or that 9mm next to the bed, my Husband frantically went around to the neighbors and anywhere close, no luck....I then took matters in my own hands, now mind you I am a God fearing Christian Woman....I Googled, "Horses that need Love",,,and low and behold a phone number and story about some rescued horses,,,,I called the number,,,"Hello",,she answered, "Please, please don't hang up, do you have horses, I can touch, please, please, I am desparate, I need to touch a horse"...first she said, "Who are you, and How did you get my Number"..."I prayed for it"....she then gave my Husband instructions on how to get to her ranch, which was only 3 miles or so up the road....still walking with a walker, I entered the several stalls, all the horses were friendly, then out of the corner of my eye I saw one horse, all alone, I felt him call me, I said "what about him?"...and suddenly his Ears perked so HIGH, I knew he was asking me to touch him...the woman replied,,,"oh that's Tantor short for Tantrum", me, "Can I go there, please let me touch him"...her, "he is not that Friendly, okay"....as I slowly walked towards him, he did not even move, he came towards me....I reached out and suddenly, my sorrow, my pain, my feelings were taken from me, he took all of it from me, we even nuzzled".....I saw him 3x's a week, and suddenly I was better, and he was better, a little about Tantor, he was abandoned with 28 other horses somewhere in Arizona, not to far from where I live, last summer, he was a wild steed, they had to geld him, or put him down, he has never been tamed nor riden, but with me he was a gentle lamb, an Angel from Heaven sent only for me,,,,we saw each other often, until one day I knew he would never be mine, I wanted to adopt him, but the woman who had him was also in love with him, and he had done his part to heal me, I no longer felt the need to take my own life, and Tantor was no longer throwing tantrums, he was no longer alone all by himself he actually ran his own mares, he does not know he is gelded, a true stud, I will miss my Tantor and I will never forget him, in fact I wrote a story to the Pay it forward program for CBS channel 5 in Arizona, and it was accepted, and we were all on TV, and the woman who saved Tantor and the others were given $500.00 to help keep feeding them, Tantor saved my Life, I will never ever forget him, in fact he opened the door to my new life and friend, "Hoofbeat with Heart", heard about me, and what had happened, and gave me a Beautiful Horse, named "Beau", he also has a left knee injury, and we have fallen crazy in love with each other, I only Want to Live everyday because of a horse, they give you life, they are true magic.
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