Jobless woman rescues Point Given’s son

By Susan Salk on November 30, 2012

Elizabeth Reeves Smith of Lexington, KY., had been painfully unemployed for 11 months when she first laid eyes on the son of racing superstar Point Given languishing, all beat up and tired at the end of the line.

Orchard Point at New Holland

Orchard Point at New Holland

Orchard Point was 250lbs underweight and was about a day away from shipping from the New Holland livestock auction to a Mexican slaughterhouse, when Smith spotted his photograph and an appeal by horse rescuer Mindy Lovell.

Lovell, a well-known horse advocate who patrols feedlots and auction houses for ex-racehorses in need of an 11th hour reprieve, had seen the golden-red beauty, whose coat had faded beneath caked on dirt, in a group of horses who all wore bright identification tags bearing three-digit numbers.

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10 comments

  1. Jagadambe Dasi · ·

    Something nice for a change. God Bless.

  2. What business does a jobless woman have rescuing a horse? she should be taking care of herself and her family first.

    1. Good question. No, GREAT question. That was certainly my first thought. Frying into the fire is no kindness, either.

      1. Jagadambe Dasi · ·

        R U offering assistance or do you just need to agree with those who feel the need to judge the goodness in some people’s hearts?

    2. lindabadham · ·

      negative comment. maybe she knew someone who could help. i would do the same.

    3. Some people are extremely beautiful people and they put themselves last. Saving a horse from slaughter is a noble and respectful act and it should be applauded. Not a very nice comment from you cowgirl.

    4. Jagadambe Dasi · ·

      Now they are both better off for whatever made her commit this ” bad choice”. An act of kindness should never be bad mouthed. Unless you are extending yourself in any way except to judge the kindness of others, I would suggest you shit can the comments cow girl,.

  3. The chain of horse welfare people that save one life at a time is astonishing. So glad they saved this golden red beauty. Hats off to you my friends!! Great job Mindy!

  4. LINDABADHAM · ·

    THIS LADY IS AN ANGEL. GOD BLESS YOU AND THE HORSES !

  5. wietrich jeannine · ·

    LAISSONS LEA ANIMAUX EN PAIX : AUCUNE MALTRAITANCE !!!

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