"I've been praying and fighting ever since to get him out of there," Paradis said.
It wasn't until June 6, 2014, that she was was finally able to rescue Neptune, along with four other horses who, up until that day, only knew life inside of that barn.
According to Paradis, attempts to bring abuse and neglect charges against the barn's elderly owner, Bert Southwick, in the past were made but never stuck because he was a beloved town figure.
However, Southwick did not own the horses, who were permanent boarders at the farm. Neptune, Patton and Churchill, all male horses, belonged to a woman named Joanie Osgood. Rosie the Riveter, a female, and Normandy, another male, belonged to a man named Harold Kelley.