“Girlie” is my hard luck pony. She came to Montpelier sick, with the absolute worst case of rain rot I have ever seen, and had been severely abused. Many months later, she was rideable and had been adopted out. Unfortunately, she was sent back by a concerned veterinarian in a rather malnourished state. I had finally gotten her fattened back up and turned out with the herd, when she managed to get herself kicked in the head and fractured her skull. Needless to say, the mare has been through enough.