Pony Goes On A Walk Alone Every Day For 14 Years, Receives Pets And Treats From Residents

Outdoor cats are known to stray, and puppies expected to get loose- but in Frankfurt, Germany’s Fechenheim district they have grown accustomed to a different kind of’ outdoor pet’- an Arabian mare named Jenny. The effervescent white horse saunters lazily through the streets each morning, on the same road, with no handler in sight. For the people not familiar with the animal she wears a card that reads: “I’m called Jenny , not a runaway, merely taking a walk. Thanks.”

Jenny has been taking this stroll alone for the past 14 -years, because her proprietor, 79 -year-old Werner Weischedel can no longer ride her. Every morning the old person opens his gates and she trods along the tracks they used to take together.

Jenny the Arabian mare has been strolling the streets of Frankfurt, Germany alone for the past 14 -years

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Before Jenny was a solo traveler she was part of a “caravan.” Weischedel told FNP, “We used to have a second mare, Charlie, and a second white shepherd. There we went as a white caravan through Fechenheim. Almost 15 years.” The “we” he refers to is him and his wife Anna. Now their ride group is down to Jenny and their German shepherd Evita, who sometimes joins her for part of her daily jaunts.

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Jenny walks her road 8 times a day before being returned for the afternoons for lunch- just like clockwork. Maybe that’s because, according to her owner, she has a “clock in her stomach” and “knows exactly when there is food at home.”

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The locals have come to expect and enjoy ensure Jenny and despite the worries of some pedestrians police spokeswoman Isabell Neumann told German news organisation dpa that she presents no hazard. Weischedel works with the police to make sure both Jenny and the other citizens are safe he told”Maintower”: “The police know. When someone calls in, the police ask me:’ Werner, do you know where Jenny is? ’ Yes, I say.’ Ok, then everything is in order.’”

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Jenny has friends and guardians everywhere, even at the tram station. The driver has become familiar with the mare and welcomes her visits. Some people on social media have criticized Jenny’s freedom, calling it negligence for her safety and the safety of people on the roads and streets. But, her veterinarian Maren Hellige said the mare “seems very relaxed and satisfied.” According to the police, there have been no incidences in all her 14 -years of walks

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“Jenny nibbles on the fresh shoots of a hedge on her daily walk through the Frankfurt district of Fechenheim.”

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“Jenny strolls alone through the Frankfurt district of Fechenheim and nibbles on a rose.”

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“The poodle of a walker reacts yelpingly when the Arabian mare “Jenny” meets him on the banks of the Main.”

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“Jenny curiously sniffs at the child of Raphael W’llstein, who is on his style to the train, on her daily walk through the Fechenheim district of Frankfurt.”

People loved the tale and some even shared their own horse tails

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