Teenage Texan Saves Horses, Shames Barack August 29, 2008Posted by Michael in News.
The Bureau of Land Management has a problem. Herds of wild horses and burros can damage the environment from over-grazing, and need to be thinned. So they capture some, and try to get people to adopt them, in order to avoid culling the herds.
Sarah, age 14, is one person who is up to the challenge.
LEWISVILLE – Petra, on first sight, was a decided mismatch for your average horse-crazed teenage girl.
The tough little mustang was dirty, angry, homesick and slightly prone to bite. The owner of the stable where she was taken to board was dubious.
“He said, ‘She stays in the stall. She’s going to hurt someone,’ ” said Petra’s new owner, Sarah Buchanan. “She looked really wild.”
But Sarah, at 14, is far past the dreamy “my little pony” stage of adolescent horse crushes. She had already adopted, tamed and trained two other wild mustangs, and was certain she could do the same with Petra.
Three months later, the sturdy little yearling mare follows Sarah with a doglike devotion, politely nuzzles visitors, patiently allows inspection of each hoof.
Sarah says: “I can’t imagine my life without horses.”
Tonight, Barack Obama said: “America, we are a better country than this.”
No, Barack, America is a better country than you. You and Michelle will never understand its greatness, having been indoctrinated by Reverend Jeremiah Wright in the culture of victimhood.
The greatness of America is simple people with a passion. Like Sarah.