The story behind the horse that roams around town by itself
Jenny the Arabian horse has been taking herself on a morning walk through her sleepy town every day for for 14 years.
The 22-year-old mare walks the same route through Frankfurt, Germany, greeting locals and collecting pats and treats along the way, Upworthy reported.
She is owned by local man Werner Weischedel, 79, who used to take her out himself prior to becoming immobile. Now he opens the stable gate for her instead.
The friendly white horse’s halter contains a note telling people she is not in trouble, but simply out for some exercise on her own.
“I’m called Jenny, not a runaway, just taking a walk. Thanks,” the note said.
The short message is fixed to the side of her red halter to keep police from receiving calls from concerned members of the public.
Facebook user Keith Anderson posted Jenny’s story to Facebook on Wednesday, with it now having been shared more than 300,000 times.
“They are very familiar with the horse and the owner, and there have been no incidents in 14 years,” the post read.
“A local veterinarian gives her routine checkups and continues to find her to be healthy and showing no anxiety about her unique lifestyle.”
Heartwarming photos shared to Facebook showed the gentle animal having a sniff of a baby in a pram, and happily strutting along a pebble road.
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