The plight of farm animals born with disabilities can be pretty grim. Trident is a beautiful 6-month-old colt that was bred to pull carts and plows on an Amish farm. He was born with a deformity to his hind leg that makes it nearly impossible for him to walk. His owners wanted him euthanized. Luckily volunteers at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary had other ideas for the baby horse.
The sanctuary helped this baby horse get a new leg.
Here’s a video about Trident’s adventure.
Trident is missing three bones in his foot. When sanctuary director Kathy and horse caregiver Dawnell learned about him; they didn’t see a handicapped horse. Instead they realized there was a young horse that needed to be saved. The pair decided to drive 12 hours to rescue the colt from the farm where he was born.
Trident has been at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary for three months. His days now include hanging out with other rescued animals and spending time with a herd of cows that befriended him.
In addition, the colt was evaluated to see if a prosthetic leg could help him walk. The answer was yes and last week he received the new device. Before long he was running in his corral and kicking up his heels just like any other young horse.
Trident will need many prosthetics during his life.
The prosthesis is the first of many that Trident will need as he grows. The sanctuary is committed to raising enough funds to provide them for him.
Trident is full of life. His future looks bright thanks to the people at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.
If you know about a rescue group that has helped a handicapped animal, please let me know in the comment section of this post. We love highlighting organizations that are giving handi-capable pets a second chance for a great life.