Trigger, the horse ridden nearly 700 miles from Greenwood, South Carolina, to Miami-Dade, Florida, last year, has found a permanent home in the Florida Keys.

Last November, Laurie Waggoner, director of ranch operations for the South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), said her organization began receiving reports about a man who was riding a horse through Florida en route to Key West. A passersby also notified Miami-Dade police after spotting the horse and rider traveling southbound on highway US-1.

Police said the horse, named Trigger, appeared to be malnourished and had sores in his mouth when they caught up to the pair. An examination revealed that the animal was a 20-year-gelding who was blind in one eye and had a Henneke body condition score of 3.

Police arrested and charged the rider, Christopher Michael Emerson, with animal cruelty and violating the state’s animal health requirements. Trigger was released into South Florida SPCA custody.

On April 19, the Monroe County, Florida, Sheriff Rick Ramsay announced that Trigger had been permanently placed at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Animal Farm, which was established in 1994 to provide a permanent home for homeless animals.

A representative for the Miami-Dade Police Department said Emerson was released from county jail in December 2016. Deputy Becky Herrin, public information officer for the MCSO, said Trigger’s placement at the Animal Farm was part of the final settlement in the criminal case against Emerson.