Horse: 1, Bullet: 0
November 3, 2011 by Chris Dunn
A (stray?) bullet hits a horse. But not just any horse.
© 2011 by The York Daily Record/Sunday News. This photo shows the wound sustained by Witten, a 19-year-old Belgian horse owned by Amy Burkholder of Paradise Township, several days after he was shot in his right hindquarter while grazing on a Peach Bottom Township pasture on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. Burkholder said the muscular horse, who measures at 18 hands and is a retired Amish workhorse, probably felt the bullet as a bee sting and was still standing when she discovered the bullet wound the next day. Burkholder has owned Witten for about a year and said she cleaned the wound and expects the scar tissue to eventually push the bullet out.
In posting this photo, I thought really hard to incorporate some Roy Rogers references — his dog is named Bullet, his horse is named Trigger and his song “Happy Trails” is a good-bye song — but I just couldn’t make it work. Maybe someone out there can help me out.
(Check out the article for more context.)