Molly the Pony

Molly the Pony

A True Story

Book - 2012
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Molly is abandoned during Hurricane Katrina. After she is rescued, she is attacked by a dog and must undergo a rare surgery for horses: amputation of her front leg. Now fitted with a prosthetic limb, Molly re-learns how to walk and embarks on a new mission as a therapy horse.

This remarkable story of a courageous horse is now in a brand-new format created especially for beginning readers.

Publisher: New York : Square Fish, ©2012
Edition: Revisedupdated ed.
ISBN: 9780312611217
Branch Call Number: 636.16 KAS J
Characteristics: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.

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30cranberries
Mar 22, 2016

Great story about a pony who overcame all odds. Shows kids and adults that whatever life hands us, attitude and love can outshine and win. Also a great book for kids with or without limb differences. There is a place and value for all in this world regardless of our circumstances.

SPL_Childrens Feb 21, 2013

Pam Kaster’s new book relates the true story of a little pony, Molly, who showed courage and resilience in an entirely different way than Goliath.

Abandoned during Hurricane Katrina, Molly was trapped for two long weeks in a barn before being rescued and taken to a new home on a horse farm.

Her troubles, however, weren’t over. One day, she was attacked by a large dog and one of her front legs was so badly injured that it had to be amputated.

At the animal hospital, the veterinarians decided to try a surgery which is rarely attempted on a horse or pony. Because they thought that Molly was up to the challenge, they decided to fit the little pony with a prosthetic leg and foot.


Molly had difficulty walking on her new leg at first, but after weeks of practicing hard, she was able to trot around the farm quite easily.

Then Molly was given an important job. She became a therapy pony, making regular visits to a children’s hospital and a retirement home where she cheered and inspired both young and old with her quiet presence, allowing people to pet her and touch her prosthetic leg.

Molly’s touching story of survival, perseverance and friendship has been adapted for beginning readers in this “easy reader’, complete with lots of photos. A wonderful story for a child and an adult to share, it would be an especially good choice for a child who is facing a serious adversity in his or her life.

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SPL_Childrens Feb 21, 2013

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 8

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