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Marcie Freeman, 59, of Massachusetts and her OTTB Runaway Song often patrol the Blue Hills Reservation outside of Boston.

Photo of the Week: Runaway Song fills her heart

An out-of-practice equestrian who hadn’t been in a saddle for 40 years, and an OTTB mare who never made it out of the starting gate, are living proof that life’s unpredictable paths know no bounds. And to underscore that point, Marcie Freeman, 59, of Massachusetts and her 9-year-old mare Runaway Song have forged a strong partnership on 6,000 woodsy acres of the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, Mass., where they hack and even occasionally ride “boot to boot” with the Massachusetts Park Ranger Mounted Unit. “We’ve passed the test to patrol with the Park Rangers, who write tickets and promote […]