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Precious horse returns after job loss, cancer

Gripping the wheel of her car one-handed, she wiped away tears that ran down her face, and concentrated through watery vision on the bolted doors and departing taillights in front of her. This was not how it was supposed to end for Melissa Skillings and her prized chestnut filly Molinaro Precious. A few years earlier, Skillings was full of hope and excitement when she purchased the unlikely mount after first seeing her burst from her stall, with a skilled rider doing his level best to steady her. So frisky and headstrong, the 17-hand girl with “a very big opinion” could […]