"So are you excited?" Mom asked me. I nod and continue to look out the window. It's been almost 50 minutes, and we finally see the Second Chance Acres. I'm going to try out horses. And this farm has horses for over $500. We drive up the uneven graveled driveway. Horses with dirty, scratched coats are calmly grazing in the fields. Some have scars, and weak legs. I think about what these horses have been through before they were rescued. A tear quickly escapes from my eye and I rub it away. My Mom and I get out of the car and walk up to the barn. Inside, is wooden planks nailed up into stalls. Some horses are eating, some laying down, and some banging themselves in the walls. The owner, Heidi shows us around and introduces us the the sale horses. Most of the horses wouldn't let me pet them. Some kicked and bit. At the end of the barn where there was no light, I looked into the stall, and there was a skinny, dirty pinto. On her name plate, it said "Marli." She comes up to the door and I brushed off some of the dust and discovered she was a golden palomino. "Mom come over here!"
I can hear the trailer rocking away behind the truck. Inside is the palomino. We got her for only $300. $200 worth of tack and tools for her that I could spend. I smile and my heart is pumping quickly. Marli was super calm and laid-back going into the trailer. I already love her. "So do you think you made the right choice?" Mom asked focusing on the road. "Definetly." I tell her. "Heidi said she was a jumper then sold to a kill buyer." Mom informs me. I already knew all this. "Ya. I will work with her everyday until we are successful." I promise myself. We drive up into GreenWood Farm and start to get Marli out and settled. I smile and kiss her on the head. "We will make it big, girl." I tell Marli and I promise that.