What A Horse Taught Me

Learning to live with, love, and lose the difficult horse that helped me through my depression.

The author with her horse at the animal hospital. Photo by Matthew Michel.

A few weeks ago, I read a story in the New Yorker that reminded me of the horse I rescued this past year. The subtitle of the article caught my attention — why live with a difficult animal? To me, the answer is obvious: because they have something to teach you.

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Sarah Olson Michel

Sarah Olson Michel

Aspiring animal behavior researcher writing about science and feminism. Endometriosis warrior.