Horse shot in Lexington

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Flanders
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:52 am

The mare is alive and being treated at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute but if she had been hit a few inches higher it would have killed her. Another horse was killed in the same area in 2018, when an unknown individual shot several rounds into a paddock at the horses, at Springhouse Farm on Tates Creek Road.

https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Horse ... 62921.html
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:49 pm

I have several questions, one of which is how close in range the gun seemed to be to Penny when she was shot.

I have a theory but this would depend on the area where Penny was housed as well as the above question. My grandfather raised cattle and some horses way back when, and his farm was located near woods. One of his pastures went into the woods a little ways and most of his property was surrounded by woods. He also happened to live near sanctioned hunting property. He has told me of a few times when his stock was shot or grazed by a bullet, once even by an arrow. Depending on the gun, bullet, etc. a bullet can travel up to five miles away. Arrows can travel far as well but not as far. It's possible that Penny was shot accidentally and unknowingly by a hunter preparing for the upcoming turkey season in March.

Of course, all of this depends on a number of factors which weren't discussed in the video.
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:43 am

Mylute wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:49 pm
I have several questions, one of which is how close in range the gun seemed to be to Penny when she was shot.

I have a theory but this would depend on the area where Penny was housed as well as the above question. My grandfather raised cattle and some horses way back when, and his farm was located near woods. One of his pastures went into the woods a little ways and most of his property was surrounded by woods. He also happened to live near sanctioned hunting property. He has told me of a few times when his stock was shot or grazed by a bullet, once even by an arrow. Depending on the gun, bullet, etc. a bullet can travel up to five miles away. Arrows can travel far as well but not as far. It's possible that Penny was shot accidentally and unknowingly by a hunter preparing for the upcoming turkey season in March.

Of course, all of this depends on a number of factors which weren't discussed in the video.
Well the 2018 incident the horse was shot from the road. The farm doesn't want to be named because they are afraid more of their horses will be shot. That alone makes me think it was done from the road and not a stray bullet. This happened in the middle of the night, the only thing allowed to be hunted at night is maybe a raccoon or a coyote. I highly doubt hunting is allowed in that area anyway, its horse farm after horse farm with residential houses thrown in between.

So the first incident happened at Springhouse Farm, which is now closed, the 2nd horse was shot a mile down the road, I linked google maps from Springhouse to the next named farm that is 2 miles away. Look at the area, its just horse farms and houses, no one should be shooting blindly. It was done on purpose.
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Springh ... 898944!3e0
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