A Horse and a Haircut

How one small act of kindness changed everything for an animal in need

Sarah Olson Michel
8 min readAug 5, 2021

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I didn’t know what to expect when I saw my new horse for the first time. I had paid for her sight unseen, and arranged for her to be shipped to Oregon from Washington. It was nerve-wracking, but that’s the nature of rescues — you don’t always know what you’re getting yourself into.

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Sarah Olson Michel

Perpetually curious, relentlessly optimistic. Navigating the world as a twentysomething hoping to become somebody.