Noble Horse: "Princess" - Adopted
It’s National Red Head Day and we are pleased to herald the arrival of a regal chestnut filly with a fairy tale story! This soon-to-be two-year-old beauty was found locked up with 43 others that had been left to starve on a farm in Mercer County, Kentucky. Then the Thoroughbred community rallied, and farms reached out to take in the horses and nurse them back to health while awaiting the determination of their fate in court. This week, the horses were legally released and moved to various adoption agencies from which they could be carefully placed in new homes. This elegant filly stepped off the trailer onto the MMSC campus yesterday (11/4/16). With her swan-like neck and her powerful shoulder and hind-end, along with an inherently regal bearing, we decided to call her “Princess,” because clear this filly is going to be one classy performance horse.
The MMSC is proud to be one of the many organizations offered the chance to help this group of abandoned horses. And we truly want to thank everyone in the Thoroughbred industry who has stepped up to help care for these horses. It was a true coming together, with everyone from large farms to small farms, grooms and owners volunteering their time for the well-being of the horses. The MMSC is but a small part in this story, and we thank Thoroughbred Charities of America for coordinating the effort to get the horses released through the court system and also to rehome them.
Stay tuned for the adventures of Princess and how this fairy tale ends!