The Calgary Stampede starts on July 9th and will be running until July 18th. Wayne Knight is a Chuckwagon Driver who competes there each year. Knight is unique because he takes injured horses from across the US and Canada that would usually be sent to a kill plant and helps them to recuperate. He rehabilitates them so that they can compete in his Chuckwagon racers. So far Wayne Knight has saved about five hundred horses.
The CBC’s Brandy Yanchyk met up with Wayne Knight in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan to talk to him about why he helps to save injured horses.