If you ever see a horse wondering through your neighborhood what would be the first thing you do? Well, people in Frankfurt, Germany this has been a very normal situation for like 14 years now.
Every morning Mr. Weischedel open the gates for Jenny the mare to go for her daily walk. It used to be two of them. Charlie and Jenny with Mr. and Mrs. Weischedel.
“We went through Fechenheim as a white caravan for almost 15 years” said the owner, Mr. Werner Weischedel.
But other mare, Charlie passed away few years ago. 80-years-old Mr. Weischedel is no longer in a condition to ride he through the town either due to his age. Never the less Jenny didn’t back down. She goes for her walks by herself now.
She had never been a trouble to anyone. Every local knows her. Everybody loves her. In fact, they even look forward to see her every day.
Train drivers willingly slow trains anytime they see Jenny too close to the rail road.
Police department said that there been like 20 calls per day at first when people see her alone in the town, but now it’s down to like one call per week.
All the Frankfurt has adjusted their daily routine with her schedule.
“The locals treat her like a celebrity and happily clean up after her.” Keith Anderson has written on Facebook. “She enjoys greeting all of the familiar faces along the way, and she stops and gets treats and pettings from some of her favorite humans.”
Jenny also has a note attached with her halter saying “My name is Jenny, I didn’t run away. I’m just going for a walk. Thank you.” With Mr. Weischedel’s phone number on it. You know, just in case.
With COVID lockdown and social distancing going on, Jenny is more likely a ‘Therapy Horse’ now. There are some people desperate for any kind of contact and Jenny is a dream come true for them these days. She is pretty friendly when it comes to cuddling with humans her know.
“It makes us so happy to see Jenny, we miss her when we don’t pass her on our walks,” said the neighbor Gaby Marxen.
“People seem to notice her more because they have more time. A lot of passers-by stroke her, maybe because they are missing some human contact,” said Mrs. Weischedel.
Then around 4.00 p.m. every day Mr. Weischedel brings her back home for dinner with his electric scooter.
‘Jenny The Therapy Mere’ as we would like to call her; is a true gift to the community around Frankfurt. We wish her healthy long life to spread joy around the neighborhood as we end the article here.
Check out a video about Jenny below!