A small act of kindness can hold immense value for those who are desperately in need of help. Such was the case with Arthur, an elderly horse who had been abandoned and left to fend for himself. However, thanks to the timely intervention of a compassionate individual, Arthur was given a second chance at life.
Unfortunately, Arthur had spent the majority of his life as a workhorse on a New England farm. When he reached the age of 30, his callous owner had no use for him and abandoned him to his fate. Arthur was then handed from dealer to dealer, encountering several difficulties along the way. Despite his troubles, Arthur found peace in the company of another abandoned horse, Max, and the two of them overcame their difficulties together.
Fortunately, the suffering of Arthur and Max came to an end when a compassionate woman, Cindy Daigre, rescued them. Cindy is the founder of Ferrell Hollow Farm Senior Horse Sanctuary in Tennessee, and she discovered the two horses in a dire state on a website. They were in such poor condition that they were on the brink of being euthanized, but Cindy intervened just in time.
Nonetheless, Cindy was determined to save the two horses and provide them with a peaceful and comfortable life at her sanctuary. “I pulled them both [Arthur and Max] from dealers in Pennsylvania where they had been bounced around from auctions,” the woman told The Dodo. “I was told that [Arthur] was purposely starved while waiting to go to the next auction…I was horrified.” The two horses were understandably afraid and disoriented after months of physical and mental anguish. They began to experience favorable changes after arriving at the refuge, and their condition improved with each passing day. Cindy was determined to keep her promise of restoring their power and vitality.
After enduring months of physical and mental suffering, the two horses were understandably scared and disoriented. However, upon arriving at the sanctuary, they began to experience positive changes and their condition improved with each passing day. Cindy was determined to fulfill her promise of helping them regain their strength and vitality.
The strong bond that Arthur and Max formed during their difficult journey played a significant role in their eventual recovery. The companionship and support they provided each other helped to boost their morale and overcome the challenges they faced. Cindy observed that the horses genuinely cared for one another and would be distressed if they were ever separated. Their friendship was born out of tragedy, but strengthened through compassion.
They enjoy spending time together and are both healthy, strong, and well cared for.
Ferrell Hollow Farm-Senior Horse & Cat Sanctuary