Horses Discovered In Horrible Condition, Hanging Onto Life - It Gets Worse

Horses have been vital to human progress. Where would people through the ages have been without their strength and their speed to help us? Unfortunately, that strength and speed are what people use to judge a horse’s value. When these beautiful animals grow older, they're often discarded by their former owners.

It's not uncommon to find old horses being ignored, mistreated or discarded. Arthur and Max are perfect examples. After 30 years of hard labor for a farming community, Arthur was repaid by being starved and neglected. Max was starved and physically abused by his former owners.

Both horses, though well past their prime and not trained for riding, were forced to suffer riders on their aching backs. In time, as they withered, they were both sent to the auction block to be sold for their meat.

Lucky for them, Cindy Daigre, founder of Ferrell Hollow Farm Senior Horse Sanctuary, rescued the two. Max and Arthur were brought to the sanctuary where they would be cared for and could live out their days in peace.

Arthur took only a few days of being fed and loved to regain his strength. Max, due to abuse, took nearly two years to finally settle in and start improving. Thankfully, though, these two horses have become inseparable friends and they're getting to enjoy their twilight years on a scenic ranch in Tennessee.

Source: Wimp
Photo: Little Things

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