Blind horse gets new fence thanks to your donations

Posted at 10:16 AM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 10:16:34-04

A blind horse in Wyoming County is getting a new fence thanks to your help.

7 Eyewitness News introduced you to Barney the blind horse a couple weeks ago.  The draft horse was rescued by Roanchar Ranch in Varysburg, but had a hard time getting around because he couldn't see.  So another horse, Titan, became Barney's "seeing eye horse."  The ranch owner put a bell around Titan's neck so Barney was able to follow him around.  Still, Barney had a hard time navigating the ranch's electric fence.  So the ranch was raising money to try and replace it.

Following our story airing, the ranch owner told 7 Eyewitness News a viewer donated the entire amount of a new fence to the ranch.  The fencing fund has now raised more than $7,000. Additional money raised is being used to care for the rescued horses.

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