Carnegie also said she suspects Billy might have a similar accident again, especially if he’s so easily spooked by city traffic. She said she hopes that the horse’s owner will allow him to retire.
At least one rescue group, Woodstock Sanctuary in New York, has offered to give Billy a new home, where he'd live with another rescue horse, Trident.
“Billy will just be put back to work and if he's unable to work, he'll go to auction,” Rachel McCrystal, executive director of Woodstock Sanctuary, said in a statement. “We'd like to provide a compassionate alternative to that. At Woodstock Sanctuary, every animal is an individual treated with respect and dignity. If he is released to us, he will get to live out his life with a horse companion and get the best quality of care.”