Facebook post saves a horse from slaughter — and perhaps many more in the future

Straight from the Horse's Heart

as published on Lexington Herald Leader

She was a 10-year-old Belgian in Pennsylvania, a former work horse, rescued from a slaughter pen with hooves so damaged she could barely walk.

Jamie Puckett, center, and other teachers at Julius Marks Elementary School went to Walnut Hall Stock Farm on Aug. 8 to meet Mercy, a rescue Belgian draft horse that will be the ambassador for Take the Reins, a new service learning program at their school to teach children about the equine industry and benefit the Kentucky Equine Humane Center. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com Jamie Puckett, center, and other teachers at Julius Marks Elementary School went to Walnut Hall Stock Farm on Aug. 8 to meet Mercy, a rescue Belgian draft horse that will be the ambassador for Take the Reins, a new service learning program at their school to teach children about the equine industry and benefit the Kentucky Equine Humane Center. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

It was a slow Saturday afternoon in January at the L.V. Harkness & Co. store on Short Street. Owner Meg Jewett was surfing Facebook when a picture on one of the horse rescue pages she follows leapt off the screen and touched her heart.

It was of a 10-year-old Belgian in Pennsylvania, a former work…

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