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.
Sadly, Arthur had spent most of his life as a workhorse on a farm in New England. When he turned 30, his heartless owner no longer had any use for him and abandoned him to his fate. Arthur was subsequently passed around from dealer to dealer, facing numerous hardships along the way. Despite his struggles, Arthur found solace in the company of another abandoned horse, Max, and together they managed to overcome their difficulties.
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.
Cindy recounted how she rescued Arthur and Max from dealers in Pennsylvania, who had been taking them to various auctions, including the notorious New Holland auction. She was informed that Arthur had been deliberately starved while waiting for the next auction, which horrified her. 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.”
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.
Today, two years after their rescue, Arthur and Max are thriving at the sanctuary. They enjoy spending time together and are both healthy, strong, and well cared for. The sanctuary has provided them with a safe and loving home where they can live out the rest of their days in comfort and peace.