Don't worry overmuch about her being scared of you. Just be patient and understanding. Even if you have to force her and wrangle her in order to doctor her, you will get her back.
And don't worry at all about a blemish like a floppy ear. Some people will pick a blemish like that over a perfect horse any day, if only for the story.
I think you should plaster this over the social networks to try and expose the perp. Get more than the HF interested in her story.
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