Man Being Reunited With His Pretty Girl
March 20, 2013
Elmira (WENY) -- David Hill thought he'd never see his beloved pet horse again, until a stranger responded to a plea on facebook. This man would do just about anything to get his horse back, but one act of human kindness is bringing Pretty Girl home and making David's day.
It's a tale fit for the movies. A man and his horse. David Hill is a retired veteran who was badly hurt when serving in the military. He moved to California in 1992, bought a ranch and started riding horses, which helped with his back condition. And that's when he met Pretty Girl.
"We got her and she turned out to be my best buddy and my pal," said Hill.
This past month David was faced with losing his horse. He moved back to Elmira to take care of his mother and heard his ex-wife had to sell the ranch. He feared that if he couldn't find a home for the horses they would go to the slaughterhouse. He worked to find homes for the others but there was one horse he just couldn't sell... Pretty Girl
Hill said, "I couldn't let her go, she's my heart."
It would cost David 1,800 to bring Pretty Girl across the country.He started selling anything he could and raised around 400 dollars. But this wasn't nearly enough to bring Pretty Girl home. He posted a call for help on a horse-rescue Facebook Page.
"David posted on our Facebook Page that he needed help getting the horse from California to New York, so a group of us got together and we worked on it for a few weeks," said Victoria Lewis, who represents the FaceBook page 'The Pro's and Con's of Horse Rescue.' A professional horse hauler named Lorna Revord saw David's Facebook post and offered to do the transport for free.
"When I heard that news I just couldn't believe it. I was speechless. It took a while to sit in and then I just sat down and cried about it," said Hill. "That leads me to believe that there's still kind people that care about other people in this world."