A man on a planned worldwide horse ride to raise awareness about horse abuse has lost two mounts in the first two months, it has been reported.
Carl Wayne Cooper lost his first mount, Ju-Ju Bean, to saddle sores.
He lost his replacement mount, May Day, to a broken leg on September 23 after the horse stepped in a cattle guard near Alamogordo, in New Mexico. The animal was shot.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that Cooper, a preacher and air conditioner repairman, is now hoping to find a third mount.
He is 600 miles into the journey, which began in Weatherford, Texas.
“I’m doing the Lord’s work out here,” he told the newspaper. “I’ve been helping people out along the way, doing what I’m supposed to do.”