Teddy, a 14-year-old Standardbred, was tagged for meat and destined for slaughter when Cheryl Olsten learned of his plight. Without hesitation, Olsten, the owner of Lafitte De Muze, the EQUUS Foundation's first Equine Ambassador, posted his bail, and there began Teddy's recovery.
Teddy was one of over 70 horses dumped at a holding facility owned by a "kill buyer" who ships horses across our borders to be slaughtered for horse meat.
Olsten has provided funds to cover bail, quarantine, transportation, and the like, for many horses, but this time it was different. Olsten decided to adopt Teddy to learn firsthand what was involved with accepting responsibility for a horse so shamefully broken.