Every Morning This Horse Takes A Long Walk All Alone To Greet Her Human Friends

April 18, 2019

Every morning in Frankfurt, Germany, you might catch a glimpse of Jenny, a horse who goes on a long walk every morning, all by herself.

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She has been taking the same route every morning for 14 years, ever since her owner, now 79 years old, became unable to ride. She enjoys greeting all of the familiar faces along the way, and she stops and gets treats and pettings from some of her favorite humans.

The locals treat her like a celebrity and happily clean up after her.

jenny horse frankfurt walks alone
Credit: Keith Anderson / Facebook

A piece of paper is attached to her halter that reads, "My name is Jenny. I didn't run away, I'm just walking. Thank you."

But the police get calls frequently from people who don't know about the arrangement. They are very familiar with the horse and the owner, and there have been no incidents in 14 years.

A local veterinarian gives her routine checkups and continues to find her to be healthy and showing no anxiety about her unique lifestyle.

Someone even wrote a poem about her:

"I'm Jenny the horse, and I'm taking my stroll,
I do it each morning - it's good for the soul,
To follow a path that's familiar each day,
It's safe and rewarding - I like it this way,
I once had a human who rode on my back,
Unable to ride now, there's skills that he lacks,
But I know he likes this same walk that I take,
It's what he would want - Now, his memories I make
He knows where I go, as I greet our old friends
And so, in his heart, knows his ride never ends
And when I return to him, he's waiting there
It's the best I can do, to show him, I care."

Photos via Keith Anderson

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