Nunu Forest View Farms October 2 2020

To trust people as much as she does after all she went through, it amazes me. She amazes me.

Terry Wenninger
Love Letter from Forest View Farms on 1 year anniversary of her injury (September 21, 2021).

How to Donate to Forest View Farms

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Where’s Nunu’s Former Owner?

Known as Dreahead Cowboy (https://www.facebook.com/thedreadheadcowboy), Hollingsworth only served one year of jailtime for what he did to Nunu in the name of bringing attention to the murder of black children in Chicago’s southside, touting Kid Lives Matter.

Nic White on Facebook said that Hollingsworth owns more horses, and in the summer gives kids and families horse riding lessons. He also still makes appearances at protests, even the latest riot. 

Kaylin Mac on Facebook had this to say:

I will begin by saying that his cause for Kids lives matter is a great idea and I totally think that’s worth fighting for, however, animal abuse is absolutely NOT the way to be getting it out into the world. People now know him as an animal abuser and they don’t take a look at the cause he is fighting for.

UPDATE: ABC 7 Segment 2 Years After Recovery

In case you missed it, here’s the ABC 7 Chicago segment on Nunu (known by many as “The Dan Ryan Horse” from 2020), 2 years later.

Horse ‘close to death’ after 8-mile ride on Dan Ryan in recovery: ‘She just makes my heart happy’

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (WLS) — A 20-year-old black and white painted horse with one brown eye and one blue eye at Forest View Farms has a bit of an ego and loves attention.

“She’s very comfortable now and she couldn’t get enough care. Everyone and their brother and sister, this is their pet,” said Forest View Farmers Owner Jim Larson.

Forest View Farmers Facilities Manager Terry Wenninger also weighed in.

“She just makes my heart happy,” Wenninger said. “Every times she’s naughty and wants to run and play just makes my heart happy.”

Her condition now is especially dramatic because she required 24-hour care for weeks when she first arrived.

“She was so close to death,” Larson said. “It was wrenching, really. This horse was in sad shape.”

Wenninger recalled the state she was in.

“She was cold and clammy, couldn’t get up,” Wenninger said. “My first thought was to call the vet because I don’t even know if she was going to stay up in the trailer.”

The horse, called “NuNu,” was ridden for eight miles on the Dan Ryan Expressway for a political stunt by Adam Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals and was sentenced to a year in jail. He relinquished custody of NuNu.

Forest View Farms formally took possession of NuNu earlier this year.

“Remarkable what’s happened, but she’s come back pretty gosh darn good,” Larson said.

You can still see the stiffness in her back legs, but she is moving well.

“I love her. She’s a good girl,” Wenninger said. “To trust people as much as she does after all she went through, it amazes me. She amazes me.”

With all the rehabilitation, rest and care, it is possible she could be ridden. But more likely, the rest of her days be going for gentle walks with friends and even visitors.

Horse ‘close to death’ after 8-mile ride on Dan Ryan in recovery: ‘She just makes my heart happy’

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (WLS) — A 20-year-old black and white painted horse with one brown eye and one blue eye at Forest View Farms has a bit of an ego and loves attention.

“She’s very comfortable now and she couldn’t get enough care. Everyone and their brother and sister, this is their pet,” said Forest View Farmers Owner Jim Larson.

Forest View Farmers Facilities Manager Terry Wenninger also weighed in.

“She just makes my heart happy,” Wenninger said. “Every times she’s naughty and wants to run and play just makes my heart happy.”

Her condition now is especially dramatic because she required 24-hour care for weeks when she first arrived.

“She was so close to death,” Larson said. “It was wrenching, really. This horse was in sad shape.”

Wenninger recalled the state she was in.

“She was cold and clammy, couldn’t get up,” Wenninger said. “My first thought was to call the vet because I don’t even know if she was going to stay up in the trailer.”

The horse, called “NuNu,” was ridden for eight miles on the Dan Ryan Expressway for a political stunt by Adam Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals and was sentenced to a year in jail. He relinquished custody of NuNu.

Forest View Farms formally took possession of NuNu earlier this year.

“Remarkable what’s happened, but she’s come back pretty gosh darn good,” Larson said.

You can still see the stiffness in her back legs, but she is moving well.

“I love her. She’s a good girl,” Wenninger said. “To trust people as much as she does after all she went through, it amazes me. She amazes me.”

With all the rehabilitation, rest and care, it is possible she could be ridden. But more likely, the rest of her days be going for gentle walks with friends and even visitors.

Jagoda and Nunu

There are so many people to thank who are responsible for Nunu’s new life chapter, but I just wanted to shine a light on one who local news channel ABC 7 Chicago’s Leah Hope forgot to speak with during the televised segment on television: Jagoda Labuz, the equinine practioner and electrotherapist.

Jagoda played a huge part in pain management for Nunu. 🐴 I interviewed Jagoda last year, 3 months after Nunu’s near death ride. She’s an incredible young woman who has her own business as well and is the next influencer in the Chicago Southland elevating the community.

If you’d like to learn more about Jagoda and/or her business, checkout JL Electrotherapy at the following links:

https://www.jlelectrotherapy.com

https://www.facebook.com/jlelectrotherapy/

https://www.instagram.com/jlelectrotherapy/?hl=en

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