Via NewsObserver.com NC.
“She could skip college, and I could train her as a Ph.D. student, and I mean literally,” Dr. Anthony Blikslager, a professor of equine surgery, says of his 15-year-old protégé. “I’ve been doing this for 20-odd years and I’ve never seen anything like it, and I don’t expect to see it ever again.”
Mary appears to be one-of-a-kind, a home-schooled teen who loves horses, literature and exploring the natural world in a way that has become increasingly sophisticated. Mr. Bingley, the pony she named after a character in “Pride and Prejudice,” accompanied her to Raleigh for the summer so she can ride after hours. Read more…