Blind Horse Finds Best Friend To Guide Him After Life Of Abuse.
Chief showed up tied to a fence in Arizona in the May of 2000. People thought that someone would eventually come for him, but no one did. So, some local cowboys took Chief to a ranch. There, he was horribly abused.
They even went as far using him as a gelding example without giving him any anesthetic.
After a time the ranchers called Peter McEvoy who was a horse shooter with the Out of Africa Wildlife Park.
He knew that Chief was just being abused by the humans, so he called Kim Meagher, the founder of Wildhorse Ranch Rescue in a different part of Arizona.
She rescued Chief, but it took a long time for him to become comfortable and happy again. For weeks he wouldn’t even look at the humans who approached him.
He was frightened and hurt, but these humans were patient. It took some time, but eventually Chief came to trust humans and other horses.
Unfortunately, at that point he started to lose his eyesight.
It was then that he formed a very special bond with a horse named Lady.
She would lead Chief around and she was best friend to him, and they were basically inseparable.
Then, it 2005, Lady was dying, and Chief knew it.
He stayed with her through all of her exams, and he was crushed when his best friend died not long after.
Another horse, Dunny, took over for Lady, and took care of Chief until he died in 2009.
It’s a melancholy story, but Chief and Lady had a love that won’t easily be forgotten.
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