Joyce Austin, a care home resident from Runcorn, Cheshire, who was reunited with a horse called Star she rescued over 10 years ago. See SWNS story SWMRhorse. This is the touching moment an elderly woman was reunited with a horse she rescued over ten years ago. Joyce Austin, 84, was finally able to stroke and feed her long lost friend carrots again. The retiree from Runcorn, Cheshire, first made a unique bond with the horse she named Star after noticing him in a field nearby her then home.Having never seen the horse before, and not seeing an owner, Joyce began bringing sacks of carrots for the horse.