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Diorella survived a serious head fracture two years after receiving extensive care through the efforts of her owner Jan Vandebos.

Filly lives after head fracture; heroic effort

A yeoman’s effort to save the filly Diorella began in the horse’s third year of life, after she flipped on the lunge line and fractured her skull. So severely was she hurt that she writhed and seized in the dirt, unable to stand without falling back down. It was horrifying to witness, says her owner Jan Vandebos. She had stepped away for a brief moment on June 28, 2012, and returned to find her horse, who had just been lunging with a groom, crumpled in the dirt. But she did not flinch away from the animal she loved. Moving quickly […]