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Mini Horse "Boston" Gets Put Back on her Feet

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A little horse with a will to live is gaining quite the support group.
Reporter Sarah Gustin takes you to the Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue where a miniature horse is getting the chance to walk again.

Food tastes so good when you've gone without for so long.
Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue found this little face on an ad--after making the decision to rescue her, they found out just how much this pony was suffering.
(Alison Smith / Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue) "When we took her to the vet after they started looking around they found that both of her back legs had been tied with twine. And on the one particular leg it had gone all the way down to the bone and severed all her tendons."
After a vet visit and a hoof trim--that ferrier dreamt up a way to help her walk.
(Alison Smith / Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue) "He's a machinist by day. This is elementary for him. He just figured it out from all the things he makes and concocts everyday and he had his welder out and had everything out and had that brace built in 20 minutes and she also had a metal plate in the bottom of her foot that sticks out an inch or two past her foot. Instead of rocking back on foot like she wants to she hits that plate and it keeps it straight and the brace supports the rest."
She arrived just days after the Boston Bombings in April.
After posting a few pictures of this face on facebook---it didn't take long for her new friends to decide what to call her.
(Alison Smith / Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue) "They were like Boston for hope and all these things and so we said, yes this is a great name. Everyone has been following her. As far as new York a gal called and said she wanted to sponsor her so she sends 50 dollars a month to cover her ferri costs and checks up on her all the time and has offered to send her a halter and she's just really taken a lot of people's hearts and run with them."
Boston now spends her days eating and walking--2 everyday luxuries many of us take for granted.

According to Smith the vet says Boston's Progress has been ahead of schedule.
She says they expect to take the brace off next week.

 

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