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Down On The Farm

February 3, 2020

The World's Smartest Horse

 

I was born to run very fast and win horse races.  My name is Lukas.  My great-great-grandfather was a famous champion and my owners hoped I could be like him.  I tried very hard to do what they wanted, but my legs weren't strong enough.  Thoroughbreds like me are raced when we're only two years old, so I got hurt and couldn't race anymore.  My owners found a new stable for me, but when my legs healed I was even slower, so they gave me away to someone else.  This owner didn't want to keep me either, so I went to several other homes which got worse with each move.  Finally, I ended up with people who couldn't feed me and I got very skinny and sad. 

 

One day, a lady drove by and saw me.  She felt so sorry for me she offered to buy me.  This lady was a trainer and wanted me to be a jumper.  I tried my best, but the work was very hard and it hurt my sore legs.  She put me up for sale too because she didn't want to keep a horse who couldn't win ribbons.  I was advertised as a kind and sensitive horse - I was going to another new home, but this time it would be different...

 

Read more about The World's Smartest Horse in today's Down On The Farm!

 

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