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Abused horse now enjoying his new home in Florida Keys

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Trigger now has a healthier life at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm.

A horse named Trigger has a new lease on life after a long trek to South Florida with his former owner.

The horse was confiscated by the SPCA in November 2016. Trigger was found emaciated, with severe saddle sores on his back according to the Monroe County Sheriff's office.

Trigger's owner took him on a 700 mile ride from South Carolina to Florida with a backwards bit in his mouth, and Trigger was completely starved lacking muscle tone. The owner claimed the backwards bit gave him better control of Trigger, but the bit caused additional sores in his mouth.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook that Trigger was confiscated and the owner was charged with animal cruelty.

Trigger now has a healthier life at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm. He is blind in one eye, so his handlers say that you have to make your presence known before approaching the horse, as he may get spooked.

“We are happy to be able to give Trigger a home here in the Keys,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “He is a wonderful addition to our farm; the kids and families who visit will love him.”

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