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Guitarist Chad Gilbert was perusing social media after New Found Glory announced a new tour and stumbled upon a photo of a yearling filly caked in mud and scheduled to go to slaughter.
“This makes me really sad,” Gilbert tweeted. “I wish I knew how to keep it.”
Thankfully, he was responding to the account Freedom4Horses, which seeks out new homes for those heading to the auction block.
The two exchanged messages, eventually leading Gilbert sending a simple $350 payment.
“Meet @newfoundglory the HORSE!” Gilbert posted to his Instagram account. “Last night at 9pm I came across a horse that was supposed to be slaughtered at 10 am this morning. Sooooo we bought it! Saved it and found her a home! She is somewhere in Texas now and I hope we get to meet her in person soon!”
the Freedom4Horses account also reported that advocates paid to rescue New Found Glory’s sister, sending her to the same farm.