Abby has to learn to take control of her life again.
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When fifteen-year-old Abby is seriously injured, her wounds go far deeper than her broken back. Rehabilitation therapy teaches her to cope with her new physical reality but once she's home with her family, she refuses to participate in life and withdraws into a world of drugs.
Abby's family discovers her addiction, and she is sent to a farm that specializes in Equine Assisted Therapy. She must still do battle with her cravings, but when she witnesses the connection between another young patient and a pony, she decides that if this girl can heal, she too can learn to be present in life again.
The next day, I'm rolled out to the barn again. And again, I'm left. It doesn't matter. It's not as if I want to talk to anyone. Charlie is perfect company. He eats his hay and the steady munching sound is soothing. I focus on that sound, I breathe in his smell, that distinct horse odor, and for the first time in - how long? - I feel a whisper of peace. It's not a perfect peace. Maybe it's just the absence of desire.