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Horse Takes Daily Stroll Alone Through City

In the city of Frankfurt, Germany, there’s a horse named Jenny that locals see walking the streets alone on a daily basis.


A horse called Jenny strolling around Frankfurt

It's no longer a surprise to the local community, and has become part of everyday life. In fact, Jenny is easily the most famous resident in the suburb. The Arabian mare is simply following the same route that her owner used to take her on. Her owner, Anna Weischedel, is now too old to ride her, so Jenny has been leaving her stable and enjoying the same walk through town by herself for over a decade now, stopping traffic and greeting locals as she goes.


To make sure people don’t get concerned about a lonely horse walking through a bustling city, Jenny has a piece of paper attached to her halter that says, “My name is Jenny. I didn’t run away, I’m just walking. Thank you.”


The note hasn’t always been enough to stop people from calling the police out of concern for the horse, but the officers are well aware of Jenny and tell the callers there’s no need to worry.


Jenny’s daily walk comes to an end around 4pm, when Anna’s 80-year-old husband, Werner, hops on his e-scooter and rides through the city along Jenny’s route in order to find her. When he does, he simply tells her it’s time to go home.


“And then she slowly heads back,” says Werner, a retired flower shop owner.

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