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"The Miracle Colt" Is A Tale With A Happy Ending


Animals  (tags: GoodNews, book, children, rescue, accident, tragedy )

Raffi
- 3586 days ago - websterkirkwoodtimes.com
Children's book tells true story of a pregnant mare and how she was saved from a tractor-trailer wreck. There's nothing like reading to your grandchildren, especially when the story is a true tale about horses rescued from a tragic fate.



   

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. (0)
Friday July 24, 2009, 7:37 pm
Nothing as great with ending your day on a gooooooood note....
 

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Friday July 24, 2009, 7:38 pm
"The Miracle Colt" Is A Tale With A Happy Ending
Children's book tells true story of a pregnant mare and how she was saved from a tractor-trailer wreck

There's nothing like reading to your grandchildren, especially when the story is a true tale about horses rescued from a tragic fate. Many area residents may recall the story about a crash on Interstate 44 involving 42 horses.

The horses aboard a tractor-trailer were headed for the proverbial "glue factory," an Illinois meatpacking plant, when the accident occurred. In the dark of night, 25 horses were saved by volunteers and one special mare, Mama, gave birth to a miracle colt named, Twist of Fate.

Chris Stuckenschneider will read from her new book to her Kirkwood grandchildren at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 25. She will be reading at the Kirkwood Train Station, so there's plenty of room for young and old to join in to hear the tale, "Twist of Fate: The Miracle Colt and His Friends."

Stuckenschneider said that as a horse lover, she was horrified to read news accounts of the Sept. 27, 2006 accident. The wreck happened close to her hometown newspaper, The Missourian in Washington, Mo., where she writes a weekly column.

"Being a horse lover I couldn't imagine the horrific scene," said Stuckenschneider. "I didn't want to write about the wreck - too sad - but when I heard there was a pregnant mare on the truck, and that she managed to carry her colt to term, I couldn't wait to write a column on Twist of Fate's birth.

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Jamie L (195)
Friday July 24, 2009, 7:55 pm
Thanks Raffi!
 

JOSSIE ROSS (62)
Friday July 24, 2009, 11:41 pm
THX. RAFFI.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 9:06 am
Great story, Raffi, thanks.
 

liz c (827)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 3:59 pm
Thank you for this heartwarming story. but it disturbs me to think that a pregnant mare could be going to slaughter. Lovely ending. Thank you.
 

Mandi T (367)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 4:29 pm
Ahhh, wish they could all end up with happy endings as this.
Tx Raffi:-)












 

Tierney G (381)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 5:05 pm
This sounds like a great story. i have to find it. Love children stories!
Thanks Raffi
 

chris b (2474)
Sunday July 26, 2009, 12:40 am
Another nice story provided you miss out the glue factory bit. Idon't know te full story of the events leading up to the crash but one assumes that it was another load of redundant horses from maybe horse racing and similar dollar hungry activities that caused these creatures to be sent to become glue in the first place. It's a sobering thought that every time you lick an envelope or get a letter from the tax man etc it might have been sealed with horse remains! We are a sad lot and it took the intervention of a traffic accident to bring this to our attention but at least there was one happy outcome. In todays climate of indifference and greed we have to be thankful for small mercies!
 
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