Oklahoma woman saves horse from slaughter


TULSA, Okla. (KJRH) —

Richal Flannery was reunited with an old friend in an unexpected way.

“I grew up riding Western and English,” she told KJRH. “I’ve done everything from barrel racing and rodeo queen pageants, and now my main focus is on dressage.”

She bought Gia from Germany as a breed horse, but after some time she was forced to sell her. After finding a buyer in Kentucky, Flannery lost touch with her horse until a friend called to let her know Gia was in trouble.

“We found her in Stroud on her way to slaughter if she wasn’t purchased,” she said.

Gia was at the Stroud kill pen waiting for a last chance to be saved. From there, they are sent to the slaughter facilities.

Flannery was able to save her horse and a mini mule that Gia had bonded with. Both are under quarantine and on the mend.