Please, just tell me there"s a chance: The extraordinary and ultimately joyous story of a horse"s recovery

Please, just tell me there”s a chance: The extraordinary and ultimately joyous story of a horse”s recovery

1:13 AM on 16th October 2011

Stable again: Melissa with a fully recovered Gracie last week

Stable again: Melissa with a fully recovered Gracie last week

Terrifying ordeal: Surgeons at Liphook, where Gracie was saved, perform the operation on a similar horse

Terrifying ordeal: Surgeons at Liphook, where Gracie was saved, perform the operation on a similar horse

Mane man: Gracie survived thanks to Tim Phillips, a surgeon from the Liphook Equine hospital in Hampshire

Mane man: Gracie survived thanks to Tim Phillips, a surgeon from the Liphook Equine hospital in Hampshire

Hidden danger: An X-ray showing the narrow bone fragment (bottom right) in Gracie

Hidden danger: An X-ray showing the narrow bone fragment (bottom right) in Gracie”s hoof)