Thursday, April 08, 2010

Amigo is coming home - and a party is planned! - Full Article

April 8, 2010

Nearly 8500 Facebook fans of endurance horse Amigo have been invited to a party to mark his return home.

Given that fans of the horse, who has made a miracle recovery from an impaling injury, are spread around the world, it is unlikely the large animal clinic at the University of Tennessee will be swamped with visitors.

However, Amigo has enjoyed a steady stream of visitors over the many weeks he has been recovering at the clinic.

Amigo was given only a 2 per cent chance of survival after being impaled on a branch in his pasture at Luttrell. The branch penetrated his chest cavity and snapped two ribs.

The Arabian horse has overcome a string of life-threatening hurdles to be well enough to go home.

Bills for his care have climbed to around $US25,000, but fans have rallied to meet well over half the cost. Amigo's owner, Gary Sanderson, has taken on a second job to help repay the $US10,000 he has put towards Amigo's care...

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