"We came for a visit." He told me. I replied with an "ok, I will be out in a moment."
Come to visit? I didn't recognize the boy straight off. I looked out the window to see three horses in my yard. It took me a moment to realize that one of those horses was Sam.
We took Sam in several years ago. She was an unwanted horse, not by us but the previous owners. When the drought sucked the life out of the soil, we decided that we couldn't afford to feed her and the cattle. A friend of ours knew a family that was wanting to start an Autism horse therapy ranch. Turns out we knew the family. And we happily donated Sam to their project. Do you remember our goat Zombie? The black and white goat who was raised with our dogs? He is also there at the ranch. Their son and Zombie were fast friends, so I told them to take the goat as well.
They came by to say hi/bye and to tell us how Sam is doing. Turns out she is very popular at the ranch, and has turned into a very gentle and wonderful trail rider. I was thrilled to hear that. Sam seems happy.
The ranch is called Abe's Hearts and Hooves (link will take you to their Facebook page). They do horse therapy for autistic children, women and men of low income families.
It was nice to see Sam doing so well.