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Niki was only 18 months old when she was found along with 10 other horses in a pen.  From the road you could see ribs on many of the horses. 

Her condition was critical and she had very little strength to get into a trailer, but after much patience and coaxing and with some food she was able to get in.  She was trailered a short distance to a foster home.  It was feared that she would not make it through the night.

The veterinarian checking on her determined that she was blind from being so starved, had a large hernia on her stomach and her muscles had atrophied something terrible and she had a severe heart murmer.  She had very little meat on her bones.

She was watched night and day and it was a miracle that she was able to pull through the whole ordeal.  It had taken about a year before she was able to see again, the hernia removed and she became a normal horse again.

She was adopted to a family who assisted with her nursing to health.  Today she is shown as a English horse and competes regularly and shows no signs of any health issues from her starvation.

It truly was a miracle that she was able to recover and now leads a normal life.

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