Katrina Survivor Molly to Visit the Kentucky Horse Park This Weekend

Molly the Pony, Katrina survivor and amputee, will be appearing at the United States Equestrian Federation Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend (Aug. 8-9).

Molly grazing

Molly grazes while wearing her prosthesis in this April 2006 file photo.

Molly was rescued by Kaye and Glenn Harris after Hurricane Katrina. Several months laters she was attacked by another Katrina rescue going through emotional trauma, a pit bull. Although her other numerous wounds healed, her leg could not be saved. 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 Molly has adapted well to her new limb and 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 word of her story has traveled around the world.

Read the story from TheHorse.com that introduced Molly, her veterinarians, and Kaye Harris to the world in the spring of 2006.

Watch a CBS News video about Molly's Extraordinary Story (scroll to bottom of page for links).

Come meet Molly on Sat., Aug. 8, from 2-5 p.m., or Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

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