Central Kentucky Horse Shot In Her Field Has Been Euthanized

A horse that was shot near the Fayette-Jessamine county line in Lexington, KY., last week has been euthanized, according to a Facebook post from her breeder late Sunday. The horse, named Penny, was stabled off Tates Creek Road; she was found with a bloody nose. Veterinarians later determined she had been shot in the nose and the bullet exited behind her jaw, nearly shattering it and causing extensive damage to internal soft tissue structures.

The three-and-a-half year old Dutch Warmblood mare had recently been purchased by a family for a 12-year-old to ride. She was under the care of Dr. Liz Barrett of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, who told a local television station last week that the bullet nearly shattered Penny’s jaw bone.

The Lexington police are still seeking information about the incident as they try to determine who is responsible for the shooting, why it happened and if there is a connection to a 2018 equine shooting in the same area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lexington police.

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