A third horse survivor from the herd shot and killed in Floyd County in mid-December is now recovering at our farm in Simpsonville.
Dec 28, 2019: Late last night, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) received a pregnant mare and her weanling colt from the same herd where 20 horses were found shot dead on a strip mine near the Pike and Floyd County line on Dec. 17.
The two survivors are recovering at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Willow Hope Farm in Simpsonville KY.
UPDATE: on Dec. 23, additional horses were found shot and killed on this strip mine. This brings the total number of horses killed from this herd to 20.
The Kentucky Humane Society is joining other animal welfare groups in asking the public for help finding the people responsible for killing 15 horses in Eastern Kentucky.
The horses – including pregnant mares and foals – were found shot dead on a strip mine on the Pike and Floyd County line Dec. 17. Local authorities believe the horses were hunted down and shot with a low caliber rifle.
The Kentucky Humane Society's Equine Program now has a new home. On Thursday, October 24, KHS dedicated Willow Hope Farm in Simpsonville. The farm is named after Willow, a recently found abandoned and extremely malnourished horses. Her will to survive inspired KHS to name their new barn in her honor.
This Sunday, Oct. 27, get up close and personal with a Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) rescue horse during “The Gallop Out to Bill Collins Equine Event” at Bill Collins Ford of Louisville, 4220 Bardstown Road.
From 12-3 pm, Silver Fox – a beautiful gray Quarter Horse – will be at this free event. There will also be adorable KHS puppies to play with, food, drinks, giveaways and a live remote with radio station WXMA 102.3.
To anyone who has worked with Miniature horses, it’s no surprise that these little horses can have mighty big personalities.
This is especially true with Henry, Maggie and Hope.
These three “minis,” as Miniature horses are often called, were more than a handful. These horses had never been trained, and after their owner died, they were taken in by another relative. Vanessa and her boyfriend had no experience with horses, but they loved their uncle, and they wanted to try to take care of the minis in honor of him.
At just two days old, Owen was left an orphan. Without a mother, the wobbly kneed foal had nowhere to turn. And without proper nutrition and love from his mother, his life was in danger.