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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