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Rescued horse from shooting gives birth to colt

Posted at 9:57 PM, May 19, 2020

SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Over the last several months, we've told you about three horses that were rescued from a free roaming herd that was shot at in Floyd County. One of the horses, a pregnant mare, had her colt on Sunday.

The horses have come a long way since being rescued. The Kentucky Humane Society says when Hope first arrived, she was emaciated.

"And despite that, she was still pregnant. She was just having a hard time. But we got her here, got her started on some grain and some feed and lots of pasture time. She fattened up, just as we wanted her to, and she was able to birth a very happy, and healthy colt," outreach manager Savannah Gregorchik said.

Now, the caretakers are asking for help in naming the colt.

"We are offering a $1,000 sponsorship. You get to name the little guy, you get to also come out and meet him," Gregorchik said.

The colt, just 72 hours old, has no idea of the struggles his mother endured before he was born.

"In spite of the darkness there's always some sort of positivity and these second chances that rings true with what we're doing here at Willow Hope Farm. It just kind of rebirths this beautiful process with horses," Gregorchik said.

The money raised will be used to help care for the 40+ horses on the farm.

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