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Put him down or try and grow back a hoof – the heart wrenching story of Finding the Nemo – Part 2 Missed it?,Riders

Yesterday we brought you Part one of the heart wrenching story of British eventer Abi Munks and her rescue horse Nemo. While trying to do a good thing and give  a neglected horse a new lease with a caring owner, while unloading him from the trailer at his new home he fell because he was so weakened by malnutrition. When he fell he split open both knees and severed off a huge portion of his hoof.   There were so many thoughts racing through Abi’s mind. The odds didn’t seem to favor Nemo. Mead had removed half of the hoof wall…

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Put him down or try and grow back a hoof – the heart wrenching story of Finding the Nemo – Part 1 Missed it?,Riders

WARNING: Very graphic injury photo at the end of the article   Abi Munks, a former flat racing jockey, who once worked for the legendary Thoroughbred racing trainer Sir Henry Cecil, was in the market to purchase a horse. She didn’t have a great deal of money to invest with only about 1,000 pounds at her disposal. Abi had just moved to a new area  and was driving by a random pasture.  There were about 20 horses in the field and she was immediately drawn to Nemo (named after the adorable Disney computer-animated Tang fish). She recognized they weren’t in…

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