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Jennifer Hegg, secretary of Team American Saddlebreds, hugs a donkey, one of several equines rescued from a farm in Shelby County last month.
Saddlebred group looking to help horses in need

A New York-based horse rescue organization has stepped in to help get new homes for some Simpsonville Saddlebreds after the owner of the horses died last winter.

Jennifer Hegg, secretary of Team American Saddlebred, said that her group found out at the last minute that although some horses had been sold as part of the dispersal of the property of the late Cheryl Shropshire, there were about a dozen more animals that were awaiting the arrival of a very undesirable fate.