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by Brittany Falkers

A Washington horse rescue came together to make a 10-year-old horse trainer's dream come true.

WHITE SALMON, Wash. — Karington Mershon is quite the little cowgirl, but there is nothing small about her love for horses. At just 10 years old she is a bonafide horse trainer.

"You can tell them anything and they won't judge you. They're like a best friend," Karington said.

Though Mershon had been riding horses since before she could walk, she had not trained a horse before she met Mochi. She saw something special in her.

“I liked her from the beginning,” she said. “Because she was aggressive, yes, but I could see it in her that she could be sweet.”

Mochi was rescued from deplorable conditions in Hood River before she came to Mershon through Silent Wave Horse Rescue. It is an area non-profit that saves abused, neglected and slaughter-bound equines before readying them for adoption.

This article originally appeared in it's entirety on KGW8 from Portland Oregon and this excerpt is published here with permission.

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