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Heartly Smart with her first owner, Dr. Julianne Ragone

Cured of Kissing Spine, OTTB finds new home

Beautiful Heartly Smart, free now from back pain after successful Kissing Spine surgery in February, has found a loving new home with a veterinarian who wants only to provide the ex-racehorse Thoroughbred with good care until the end of her days. “There’s no pressure on her,” says Dr. Kathy Collins. “I don’t need to have her anywhere any time soon, so she can get through the process” of post-operative care “before she gets passed to me.” Collins read the chronicles of Heartly Smart’s surgery and aftercare in, she says, and eventually decided that she was in the perfect position […]