Great story: this horse whose hind legs were not working was finally able to run with the help of wheels
Since his birth, Turbo, a small horse, has experienced movement problems.
Horses are such wonderful creatures that are made to glide and run. But, unfortunately, not everyone can, like a miniature horse that was born unable to move its hind legs due to some kind of illness.
But that all changed when some thoughtful people bought this horse a personalized wheelchair that allowed him to run on his own for the first time.
Turbo, a small horse, has been born with movement problems. He was born with two bulging patellas, meaning that the patellae were misaligned at birth, preventing him from bearing weight on his hind legs.
He was picked up by a road leading to a refugee farm in North Haven, Connecticut.
The shelter was founded by co-founder Megan Pereira, a mixed animal veterinarian who wanted to set it up to prevent the euthanasia of farm animals.
“I usually work with cases that require a lot of medical attention, special needs, or are broken,” Megan said.
So when she learned of Turbo’s plight, she decided to adopt a two-month-old miniature horse and take care of his needs.
After fulfilling his medical requirements, she began looking for ways to teach Turbo to walk on his own.
When the Walkin’ Pets, a group providing vehicles for the injured and disabled, learned of Turbo’s situation, they stepped in to help.
They went to a farm and gave Turbo a custom-made wheelchair, hoping it would allow the young horse to walk again. Turbo’s life changed in an instant.