Functional Order: Te-Ni-Se-Fi

Annie is a successful businesswoman, an editor with a top magazine, who devotes most of her time to working, managing other people, and getting things done. She is unbelievably practical and logical; when her husband says they have to take off a piece of their daughter’s leg, she calmly asks which one. Determined not to let her daughter or her horse go without a fight, Annie finds out all she can about horse recovery (em, uses her assistant to gather the information) and then calls up Tom Booker and asks him to take a look at the horse. She refuses to take no for an answer and hauls her daughter all the way across the States, along with an angry horse in the back of the trailer, to see him. “I don’t know how, but I know this is the right thing to do.” “Grace needs this. It is the only thing that can save her.” Annie has hunches out of nowhere that are accurate – she does need to take the horse and her daughter to Tom, and he can and will “heal” the horse, but also their family. She says that sometimes, things are painfully clear, and she knows without a doubt she must do them, but other things are not as clear. Annie somehow knows that the horse still has a chance, and should live, even when the vet and everyone else begs her to put him down. She’s ambitious, hard-working, and does not mind giving up her career when she finds something better—a more peaceful life. Annie is quick to leap into action—impulsively dragging her daughter and a crazed animal thousands of miles to Montana, to knock on a man’s door and beg for help. She enjoys getting into the action on the ranch, learning to brand cattle and riding in the countryside. Though Grace sees her as “cold,” Annie actually has incredibly deep emotions – when her daughter is crying about how no one will want to love her now, because of her handicap, Annie relates to her on a personal level and talks about how she felt after her dad died. She won’t let them put down her daughter’s horse, since “that’s her horse… it should be her decision.” She struggles between her feelings for Tom and her loyalty to her husband, not wanting to lose this new romance but being unwilling to break up her marriage for it. And she can break down in tears under stress, though she runs away so no one else will see it happen (and is gone for hours).

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Prior to the accident, Annie was a workaholic. Never home. Always at the office. Leaving her husband, for the most part, to mostly parent their daughter, and not going along on short vacations with them or trips to the stable. Though she used to love horses and riding, she gave it up because she “got too busy.” And she shows that same wonderful “can do” attitude after her daughter’s accident. She isn’t content to wait for the nurse to come and give her more medicine, she pushes the call button. She won’t wait around and watch her daughter fall into a deep depression, she does something about it. She tells Grace to get up, dry her tears, and march right back into class. Everything she does, she does for Grace—for her future, for her recovery, for her mental health, so that she can have the best life she can. But she also struggles to truly know her feelings, to decide which life she wants, and to slow down and enjoy life. That’s what her time in Montana teaches her. Take your time.