Kaley Cuoco is doubling down on her offer to buy the horse that was punched during the Tokyo Olympic Games earlier this month.
Just last week, the actress shared a series of Instagram Stories condemning both German athlete Annika Schleu and coach Kim Raisner for the way they treated a horse name “Saint Boy” during the modern pentathlon on August 6. In a now-viral clip, Kim can be seen punching the horse in the rear and encouraging Annika to “really hit” the animal to gain control.
Kaley wrote on her Instagram Stories: “I feel it’s my duty and heart to comment on this disgrace. This is not Olympic show jumping. This is a disgusting, classless, abusive representation of our sport in so many ways. This team should be ashamed of themselves. You and your team did not do your country proud or this sport. You make us look bad. Shame on you and godspeed to any animal that comes in contact with you.”
The actress, who is also an avid animal rights advocate and equestrian, went on to offer to purchase Saint Boy. “Pure classless behavior right here. Disgusting on all levels. This is not our sport. This does not represent our sport. This rider and her ‘trainer’ are a disgrace. I’ll buy that horse outright and show it the life it should have. Name your price.”
Seeing Kaley’s pledge, fans immediately rushed to support the actress for pledging to help. “Man, I admire this woman!!,” one fan tweeted. “Kaley you’re my hero!,” another said. “We need more celebrities to step up in this way! No animal deserves this treatment,” someone else wrote.
Days later, Kaley once again raised the issue of buying Saint Boy in her Instagram Stories. “Yes still waiting ….. if anyone was wondering,” Kaley wrote alongside the above picture of Annika and Saint Boy.