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Horse Rescuer

Updated: Thursday, December 19 2013, 08:32 AM CST
When aging or unwanted horses have no place to go, Lori Hahn Wiedemeier steps in.  Now proud owner of 9 horses and 1 donkey, she says,"There isn't a market for low-end horses.  Their market is slaughter.  They'll go through Kalona (horse sale) and go for, we're talking $25-$100 for a horse. It's heartbreaking."
She works with a group called  American Saddle Bred Adoption Program (ASAP) and brings these horses to her home.  Some as foster horses, others stay for a lifetime.
Take Big Lips, for example, "When I went to pick her up, her previous owner said, 'I don't know if she'll die this winter, or next winter.' But it's been five years and she's still here!"
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