After the horrible news reported about the horses that were killed earlier in Kentucky, there is some good news. The Kentucky Humane Society has taken in two horses from the herd where 20 horses were found fatally shot near a strip mine site in eastern Kentucky earlier this month, which we posted about.
The pregnant mare and her yearling colt are recovering at Willow Hope Farm in Simpsonville, Kentucky. The mare is very thin and has been placed on a special feeding program.
“The colt took everything in stride as long as his mom was close, but the mare was showing signs of stress and anxiety on arrival,” said Lori Redmon, president and CEO for KHS. “She was sweating and her breathing was labored, so our primary concern was getting her stabilized and relaxed. She is heavy in foal and we didn’t want her to go into premature labor due to stress.”
The horses were collected by Dumas Rescue, which has been assisting at the scene near the Floyd-Pike County line since the first horses were found dead on December 18th. Officials believe there are three more surviving horses from the herd at the strip mine site that they are trying to capture and planned to return there Monday.
A $20,000 reward is being offered for information on the shootings, according to Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt.
If you’d like to help, donations can be sent to the Kentucky Humane Society Equine C.A.R.E. program here.
Thank God for these good people who are helping to save these horses. After reading, you can go to the products page on RHMEquine.com for a wonderful arrangement of equine blankets, English saddles, Western saddles, English saddle pads, Western saddle pads, as well as feeding and watering supplies, and buy the winning jockeys some gifts. If you are shopping on this website, you are already halfway there.