A tiny act of kindness can have a huge impact on those who are in desperate need of assistance. Arthur, an aged horse who had been abandoned and allowed to fend for himself, was one such case. Arthur was granted a second chance at life, thanks to the prompt intervention of a caring individual.
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, Arthur and Max’s ordeal was ended when they were rescued by a kind woman named Cindy Daigre. Cindy is the founder of the Ferrell Hollow Farm Senior Horse Sanctuary in Tennessee, and she discovered the two injured horses on a website. They were about to be euthanized since they were in such bad shape, but Cindy stepped in 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.” 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.
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. Arthur and Max are doing well at the refuge two years after they were rescued. They have fun together and are both healthy, robust, and well-cared for. They now have a safe and loving environment where they can live out the remainder of their days in comfort and serenity thanks to the sanctuary.