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Nonprofit’s mission: rescue horses

Bagaduce River Equine Rescue, formed by Kelly Saunders in 2018, saves horses from kill pens by buying them and then restoring them to health in Brooksville.

Playing in snow

Playing in snow

Seven-year-old Chester plays in the Brooksville snow months after being rescued from a Texas kill pen.

Photo courtesy of Kelly Saunders

Kelly and Chester

Kelly and Chester

Kelly Saunders strokes Chester, who spent most of his life in a stall and could barely walk when he arrived in Booksville.

Photo by Anne Berleant

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Arrival

Arrival

Birdie and Chester arrive in Brooksville in August, and have each put on over 300 pounds since then.

Photo courtesy of Kelly Saunders

Blossom

Blossom

Blossom arrived in 2016 and will stay at the Brooksville farm for her natural life.

Photo by Anne Berleant