0000017c-9d77-d6fa-a57f-ff7726d30000Veteran reporter Samantha Lederman's beat is all things equine - from trail riding to top-level competition and everything in between.Samantha's reports provide a vital window into Lexington's reputation as the "Horse Capital of the World."
Starving Horses Receiving TLC Thanks To Prison Program
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This horse was found starving and near death at horse farm in Mercer County
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Veterinarians are hopeful that this horse, now being cared for by inmates at Blackburn Correctional Facilty in Lexington will make a full recovery
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This horse named Shipliner is living out his retirement being cared for by inmates at Blackburn
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The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Blackburn Correctional Facility in Lexington are teaming up to help a few of the 40 horses found starving and near death on a farm in Mercer County
Three weeks ago the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation stepped in to rescue the worst of forty horses abandoned and left to starve on a farm in Mercer County. Those eight were sent to Blackburn Correctional Facility in Lexington, one of nine such institutions across the country participating in a program with the TRF that pairs inmates with retired racehorses. Samantha Lederman recently visited Blackburn and she files this report.