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Phoenix and Tricia Sybersma of Ontario work on calming exercises as the mare puts her previous hardships behind her.

A T-bred named Phoenix flies away safe

Phoenix waited for months for a plane to come and lift her away from the Cayman Islands, where she had suffered and was saved. When a big, DHL flight finally arrived that could transport horses, the pretty bay Thoroughbred mare walked on with such calm that a veterinarian was overheard to ask if she’d been tranquilized. She had not. But perhaps a sixth sense told her that getting away from the scrubby island where she’d nearly starved to death was her ticket to something far better, and she eagerly stepped onto the plane, and confidently rode 33,000 feet in the […]