Woman blames balloon for spooking colt injured at a Kentucky horse farm
A worker at the farm where the colt was injured hopes people can find ways other than releasing balloons to honor loved ones.
PARIS, Ky. (WDRB) -- A colt at a farm in Bourbon County, Kentucky, was injured, after being spooked by a balloon that got caught in its mane.
Carrie Brogden works at Machmer Hall Farm just outside of Lexington.
Brogden says the balloon somehow got tangled up in the colt's mane last week. She believes it may have come from a balloon release.
The balloon spooked the colt, causing it to injure its legs as it bolted through a fence.
"A balloon had gotten somehow entwined in his mane, and he had spooked and freaked out with it in his mane, of course. Because I'm sure it was flapping around and had gone through a fence," Brogden said.
Brogden posted about the incident on Facebook on Sunday to remind people that balloons sent skyward at memorials and ceremonies eventually come back down. And those balloons have a harmful effect on animals and the environment.
The post has been shared thousands of times. .
"People are trying to say 'well, what can we do instead?'
"And if we could come up with a different way, it would be wonderful. If this post helps maybe solve that, it would be a dream come true," Brogden said.
The colt is expected to make a full recovery.
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