Oreo, horse injured near Central Park this month, gets new home
The 6-year-old horse that got loosenear Central Park earlier this month got a new home Wednesday.
Oreo, who had minor injuries after toppling over and crashing into several cars during a carriage ride two weeks ago as he was being led into the park, was brought to Blue Star Equiculture, a retirement farm in Palmer, Mass., officials said.
"He's great. He's walking around, he's playing, he's rolling around on the grass," said Pamela Rickenbach, director of the horse rescue and sanctuary. "There's lots of land here."
"He'll have an opportunity to relax and get accustomed to our farm and our routine and we'll see what effects this has had on him," she said.
Oreo is spending time with 30 other horses, she said, including one named Paddy, who spent 12 years as a carriage horse in New York City.
Eventually, he'll get some work, likely on farm.
"We're going to help him find something that he can do for the rest of his life," said Rickenbach. "Work horses need a certain amount of work to keep in good health."