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Jo Jo's Gypsy, a 10-year-old mare weighing 758 pounds when she was rescued last year, has blossomed under the care of Jeanne Mirabito and her granddaughter Kaylee, 7. © Photos by Heather Moreton

Girl: Love shared with sick horse ‘was magic’

A racehorse so skeletal that both the curious and concerned would drive out to see her, and marvel that an animal like that could still stand when others in her condition had died, has found both sanctuary and a young guardian angel who says the horse is “magic.” Jo Jo’s Gypsy, a 16-hand mare weighing 758 pounds in August 2014 has blossomed into a 1,200-pound beauty who now shares her life and her fate with a 7-year-old girl who has walked along with her on every step of the mare’s tentative road to recovery. Jo Jo’s Gypsy Sire: Johannesburg Dam: […]