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Horse Takes Daily Walk in Frankfurt - Alone

Every day, Jenny takes herself off for a stroll around town in order to get her daily exercise and has become, unsurprisingly, a bit of a celebrity.

Every morning in Frankfurt, Germany, you might catch a glimpse of Jenny, a horse who goes about her daily walk, all by herself. She has been taking the same route every morning for years, ever since her owner, now 79 years old, became unable to ride.

She enjoys greeting all of the familiar faces along the way, and she stops and gets treats and pettings from some of her favorite humans. The locals treat her like a celebrity and happily clean up after her.

A piece of paper is attached to her halter that reads, ‘My name is Jenny. I didn’t run away, I'm just walking. Thank you.’ But the police get calls frequently from people who don’t know about the arrangement.

They are very familiar with the horse and the owner, and there have been no incidents in 14 years. A local veterinarian gives her routine checkups and she continues to be healthy and shows no anxiety about her unique lifestyle.

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