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Sylvan Approval and Fox

On horribly crooked legs, he beat the odds

With legs so tangled they appeared windswept under his frail form, Sylvan Approval struggled with all his might to stand and nurse, but failed every time. “Everybody said he should be put down,” recalls horseman Ann Banks, who from the first, rooted for the little guy, when his survival was hardly certain. “His legs were so crooked. He was the most crooked horse I ever saw, but his owners, Elizabeth and Robert Elliot, just wanted to give him a chance.” Ever since the nerve-wracking birth in May 2000, Sylvan Approval has thrived on second and even third chances. “His first […]