Tuesday 24 April 2018

Horse on the run thanks to fake leg

A horse born without part of his rear leg has been fitted with a prosthetic device
A horse born without part of his rear leg has been fitted with a prosthetic device

A miniature horse born without most of his right rear leg now acts like he was born to run, thanks to a new prosthetic leg.

Ranch Hand Rescue in the US feared Midnite would have to be put down after the north Texas horse rescue group received the four-year-old from police who had seized him from a neglectful owner.

The rescue staff then began to wonder if the horse could wear and use an artificial leg, and asked a company which makes artificial limbs for humans about the prospect. The company, Prosthetic Care, undertook the challenge and after just his second fitting with the leg, Midnite took off at a run.

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