Kentucky Horse Park
Equine Celebrity and Rare Amputee "Molly the Pony" to Visit the Kentucky Horse Park this Weekend

Press Release Date:  Thursday, August 06, 2009  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209 ext 209, Cindy.Rullman@ky.gov  


Molly the Pony was rescued by Kaye and Glenn Harris after Hurricane Katrina. Unfortunately, several months later she was attacked by another Katrina rescue going through emotional trauma, a pit bull. Although her other numerous wounds healed, her leg did not make it. Her rescuer and now owner, Kaye Harris went to bat for Molly, requesting amputation and a prosthesis at Louisiana State University.

Successful amputations and prosthetic legs for horses are extremely rare and there were obstacles to overcome, but now Molly visits anyone who could use her quiet wisdom and inspiration.  She has impacted and inspired many people of all ages and abilities. A children’s book was written about her and her story has traveled around the world.

Watch a CBS News video about Molly's Extraordinary Story 
(scroll down Molly's home page to watch this video and another from Louisiana State University)

Molly will be appearing at the USEF Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend, Saturday August 8 from 2-5pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm.  Stop by and meet this courageous little pony who has inspired people around the world!   Included with KHP admission.