#Ginny the mini needs a prosthetic!

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Raised by 53 people in 51 months
The best way to describe her is “happy”.  The happiest little miniature horse we have ever met.  And, she only has three hooves.

Yes, you read that right.  Ginny is a miniature horse with three hooves.  When she was a yearling she had a tragic run-in with a wire fence that led to the amputation of her right hind foot at the fetlock (ankle).  Kind people took her in, and made the effort to have a prosthetic hoof made for her, and with the prosthetic she was a good as new.

But as Ginny grew, the prosthetic did not.  After a couple years it did not fit at all, and she had to get along without.  This is very hard on a horse – they are not built to stand on three legs.  But Ginny managed it, staying cheerful and pleasant despite the discomfort she must have felt.

Her family realized that they were no longer able to care for Ginny’s needs, and offered her to a new home.  Tracy learned about her, and was determined to bring her home.  And so Ginny’s new life began.

Starting from her old home just south of Algonquin, Ginny travelled first to Peterborough, where she stayed at Freehold Equine.  There she was cared for and met her new buddy, Willow.  Then both miniatures travelled in a seven hour journey across southern Ontario to their new home in Windsor.

Ginny now needs help to get back into shape and she needs a new prosthetic custom made for her.  Her hips and back are twisted from living for over a year without a prosthetic.  Her feet are overgrown, because she couldn’t lift them for a farrier to trim.  Her new family is determined to help her and do everything possible to take care of her, but it won’t be easy.

But Ginny is worth it. No matter what she’s been through, she remains the sweetest tempered little girl ever.  She loves people, and loves attention.  A happy girl, who deserves the best care she can get. - Lydia Kelly

Please follow her story on Facebook at @GinnyTheLionheart and share her journey as Ginny gets the help she needs, thanks to you!!!
 
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miss Ginny' s selfie
Ginny's selfie!
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while miss Ginny waits patiently for her new leg to arrive, she has been making new friends!
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While miss Ginny is waiting for her new leg to come in, she has moved into her wonderful new home!
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Thanks to your generosity, yesterday, we were able to start Ginny's journey with the casting of her new prothestic. Thank you to the Essex Animal Clinic and Dr. Jan Huntington for making the cast that will then be forwarded to K-9 Orthotics & Prosthetics Inc. Also, Windsor Centre for Film & Digital Media / Raindance Windsor-Detroit for covering the story. Today Ginny will rest. As gentle as the team was, lifting that leg makes her a little stiff and a bit "ouchy", so a down day for her it will be.
Ginny gets cuddles while cast is put on.
Getting calming pats from Mum Tracy
Dr. Jan Huntington applying the cast
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Ilona Chodnicka
50 months ago
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Would you provide pictures with the horse NOT standing in this tall grass so we can actually see the feet? Other feet may be affected by her standing on 3 legs only, farriers / trimmers reading this could then offer advice.

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Freehold Equine
51 months ago
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Ginger is a lovely little girl who really deserves the best. Although it is hard to see, her hoof is totally missing, and she needs a prosthetic in order to help realign her hips and get her back into shape. We were honoured to have her here for three days before she moved to her new home in Windsor.

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Tracy Bailey
48 months ago

Due to the overwhelming response Ginny has her new leg and is doing well with it..Huge thank you to all her followers. .Now that she has her leg the therapy will start. And a new life will begin for her!

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Tracy Bailey
50 months ago

Iiona the grass is Not really long at all. Its appears long due to the fact she has little feet. We tend to keep her on the grass as its easier on her feet than stones. If you would like to see more pictures of her feet I believe they are all on her facebook. Thank you Ginny The Lionheary

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Created May 31, 2015
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Donna Peplinskie
48 months ago

Ginny's story is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Sending happy thoughts her way!

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50 months ago
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Eileen Robertson
50 months ago
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This is for a wonderful cause. Good luck!

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Ilona Chodnicka
50 months ago
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Would you provide pictures with the horse NOT standing in this tall grass so we can actually see the feet? Other feet may be affected by her standing on 3 legs only, farriers / trimmers reading this could then offer advice.

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Freehold Equine
51 months ago
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Ginger is a lovely little girl who really deserves the best. Although it is hard to see, her hoof is totally missing, and she needs a prosthetic in order to help realign her hips and get her back into shape. We were honoured to have her here for three days before she moved to her new home in Windsor.

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Tracy Bailey
48 months ago

Due to the overwhelming response Ginny has her new leg and is doing well with it..Huge thank you to all her followers. .Now that she has her leg the therapy will start. And a new life will begin for her!

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Tracy Bailey
50 months ago

Iiona the grass is Not really long at all. Its appears long due to the fact she has little feet. We tend to keep her on the grass as its easier on her feet than stones. If you would like to see more pictures of her feet I believe they are all on her facebook. Thank you Ginny The Lionheary

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