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Last March, Rubber Duckie was hoisted to his feet, and hung on a tree after he failed to get up on his own.

Hoisted to his feet, a second chance comes

In the dark of midnight tractor lights lit up his fine head, which lolled as his long Thoroughbred legs dangled like a marionette’s limbs, only inches above the ground. ‘”Damn it! We should have put him down. We shouldn’t have put him through this!” said Beverly Strauss at the time. The director of Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue recalls saying those words as her throat caught, and she watched him dangle like a ragdoll last March. As hope of saving the young bay gelding faded, a man who assisted in hoisting the starving animal up after he had been down and unable […]