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Abused Horse Living on Borrowed Time Meets Angel Who Turns Her Life Around

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We live in a fallen world where we have to go through many struggles in our life. Sickness, death and destruction are unfortunately a part of many people’s lives.

We are not the only ones who suffer, though. Animals can also suffer from abusive owners and hard situations as well.

This is a story of Dani and Shay, both who have gone through a lot of struggle.

Dani had a rough childhood, and because of certain events, she developed borderline personality disorder. She struggled to find hope in life after everything she went through and often wondered what was the point of life.

“I used to have a lot of suicidal thoughts,” Dani told The Dodo. “They were always in the forefront of my mind.”

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Shay is a horse who was terribly neglected and didn’t trust any human being.

“I think they just, kind of, left her in a field. She was in such poor condition, I didn’t think that she would have lasted another winter,” Dani explained.

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“When I went to view, I could see her across the field,” she described. “I couldn’t even see the rest of her body, but as soon as she popped her head up, I was liked, ‘Yeah, I’m having this horse.'”

The pair quickly became the best of friends. Shay gave Dani a new purpose in life, and Dani helped nurse Shay back to health.

“I have a reason to get up in the morning. My life has just been completely different.”

Shay loves to follow Dani around wherever she goes, just like a little puppy.

She also loves to take naps and snuggle with Dani, something we don’t see a lot from horses.

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“She’ll sit up and wait for me to sit down. And then she’ll put her head back and just fall asleep and I’ll, like, massage her face.”

For this pair of friends, their rough pasts have helped create a bond stronger than most human and animal relationships. That bond helped them heal their scars from their pasts.

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Allison Kofol is an editorial intern for The Western Journal. She is a student at Grove City College and will receive her Bachelor's Degree in Communication next year.
Allison Kofol is an editorial intern for The Western Journal. She is a student at Grove City College and will receive her Bachelor's Degree in Communication next year. In her spare time, she sings, writes music, crochets, and eats Chick-fil-A. She also loves to spend time at a local jail, where she leads Bible studies with incarcerated women.
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