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Cusack meets a few sheep; now on final leg

June 8, 2011

Kiwi thoroughbred Cusack may come from a country with 40 million sheep, but that doesn't mean they have to be best buddies.

It transpires the gelding's first companions in his road trip east across the US were five sheep.

"Cusack was not especially pleased with his fellow passengers, but he got a lot happier once two mares joined the troupe," reported new owner Deb Johnson, who has been in regular contact with 4Rail Horse Transport owner, Paul Lynch.

"Paul said the sheep are pretty darn happy, and they all look like they are smiling all the time. Just real happy to be there!"

It seems a border collie is along for the trip, too.

Cusack, saved from kill pens in Washington state thanks to the generosity of Horsetalk readers, left the Back Forte Equestrian Center, in Enumclaw, last Friday after a month of boarding.

If all goes to plan, Deb will meet Paul up towards Marysville, in Kansas, later today.

That should give Cusack a one-hour trailer trip to his new home.



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