ARGYLE (AP) – A miniature horse born without most of his right rear leg now acts like he’s born to run, thanks to a new prosthetic leg.
Ranch Hand Rescue feared Midnite would have to be euthanized after the North Texas horse rescue group received the 4-year-old horse from law enforcement officers who had seized him from a neglectful owner.READ MORE: Is DFW The New Mecca For High School Hoops?
Then the rescue’s staff began to wonder whether a horse could wear and use an artificial leg. Bob Williams, who runs Ranch Hand Rescue, asked a Fort Worth company that makes artificial limbs for humans about the prospect.READ MORE: Man And Woman Shot Outside Arlington Barber Shop
The company, Prosthetic Care, undertook the challenge, with all hoping for nothing more than allowing Midnite to walk. After his second fitting Tuesday, that hope proved to be modest as Midnite took off running.MORE NEWS: Postal Service Says Its Ready To Deliver This Holiday Season With New, Faster Sorting Machines
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