Mini-horse finds forever home after woman finds and rescues animal
NEW TAZEWELL, Tenn. (WVLT) – In January, Lynne Cosgrove found a miniature horse on her property that apparently had no home.
She contacted Horse Haven of Tennessee to help circle the horse and have it checked out.
After weeks of feeding him, she and the HHT group managed to get the horse down the mountain behind his home in County Claiborne and to safety.
“When it comes to animals, when they show up to me, they’re there for a reason,” Lynne Cosgrove said.
Cosgrove wanted the horse.
She waited 30 days for Horse Haven to wait for the owners to come and claim the horse, but no one did.
“So I gave him about a week to 10 days and then I spoke to Horse Haven and said I’m adopting him, if there’s a problem with that I’m willing to do it,” Cosgrove said.
Adopt the horse she made.
She took him home, named him Brûlée, and built an entire barn for him to live in.
“It was a lot of fun. I don’t know, there’s a certain satisfaction in knowing that if it’s like I said his last year, his last five years, he shouldn’t have to live like this,” Cosgrove said.
Brûlée is blind, so the digs for the mini horse could be any old structure.
It is with a bell and wind chimes that Brulee walks towards the food, it is equipped with different floors that guide him to his stall. The barn is suitable for a mini horse but is what you would see in a bedroom for disabled children like Brulee.
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