Madeline
Madeline

Madeline is an 18-year-old (in 2016) Buckskin pony mare. She is a remarkably strong-willed girl. She had been turned out in a field with other horses when she was younger. At some point, she sustained a kick that broke her elbow. She needed immediate veterinary attention for this serious injury but unfortunately, did not receive it. For more than a year she compensated by walking on three legs, keeping her weight off the broken elbow. As a result, the tendons in that leg contracted. There was a chance that surgery could help. As with any surgery there are no guarantees, but Madeline’s undeniable spirit deserved a chance. With the kind support of many people, Mylestone made the surgery possible, and a rehabilitative brace was handcrafted especially for her.

With lots of tender loving care she embarked on a long recovery. Despite these wonderful efforts, Madeline was ultimately unable to manage with the brace, and it was easier for her to let her do her best on her three good legs

Arthritis has now settled in the site of the injury and she is closely monitored by the veterinarian. Changes in her right hind leg have also caused issues. She seems to be doing well, and we monitor her daily for any changes.

Our irrepressible Madeline has the will of an elephant in a small pony body. This undeniable spirit inspired a children’s book about her, available on the website. She enjoys a modest amount of celebrity as a result.

Madeline draws much attention each year at Open House from young and old.

Madeline is very well loved by all who meet her. Due to her disability, our sweet Madeline remains a permanent resident who would love your support. Won't you please sponsor Madeline?

Madeline when she arrived, hobbling on three
legs to favor her left front leg.

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