I like to write “feel good” stories about my experiences loving and working with the rescue horses I am so honored to have in my life. However, there are days when I am smacked with such a sobering dose of reality that I need to get it out. Today was one of those days. Lincoln has been a fan favorite from day one. His kind eye, wise soul, and spunky personality, in spite of his beaten and starved body have made him compelling. Women swoon and men say “he’s such a cool horse”. I have written about his PTSD and anxiety; the struggle to earn his trust and assure him that he will never face cruelty again. We have good days and bad days. In spite of all of this, never once has he pinned his ears, kicked out or acted ANYthing other than gentle and respectful of me and everyone who cares for him.