01/08/2005 1:00AM

Humane Society rescues horses


Two horses have died and four others have been hospitalized because of neglect, the Lexington Humane Society said after raiding Four Winds Farm north of Lexington, Ky., on Wednesday.

Nancy and Kathleen Nygaard operated Four Winds on land leased from Chuck and Shawn Deppen's Hard 8 Farm, according to local media reports.

A stallion and a colt died at the farm. The Humane Society relocated three mares and a yearling filly to the Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary hospital in Lexington for care. They will be put up for foster care during an investigation into the alleged neglect. None of the horses has yet been identified.