Wild Horse Shows Incredible Gratitude Towards Rescuer
ShareTap Staff 4/17/2019
Apart from their beauty and regal posture, horses are also famous for their agility and speed. They can run a maximum of 30 to 40 mph and with certain breeds able to reach speeds of around 55 mph. That is really fast!
However, in Romania, horses' front feet are commonly chained to stop them from running. Such practice isn't just uncomfortable but also causes horses to do unnatural hopping motions just to get from one place to another. For survival, that may not be the best thing for the horses.
In Romania, horses and donkeys are often used for agriculture and transport. Some parts of the region are living under poor conditions that the use of such animals is considered way cheaper than using vehicles.
The horses and donkeys used for such purposes often live under really tough conditions. They are given little food, have to work many hours, and forced to stay in one place.
And when owners are no longer able to afford the cost of keeping horses, they just let the animals go. Some horses are abandoned which puts them in a tough spot they've never faced before.
When a vet from Four Paws named Ovidiu Rosu saw a horse hopping unnaturally in a field in Letea region, he knew right then that the animal was in need of assistance. It seemed that although it was able to escape his owner, its feet were still tied up. It was unable to keep up with the other horses in the area.
By instinct, Ovidie decided to go out in the field and help the horse. After reaching the horse, he helped it relax momentarily with a sedative. When the medication kicked in, Ovidie was able to work on helping the horse.
The chain had cut deep into its leg. Ovidie was able to see how deep as he was freeing him. The good news was the injury wasn't that severe that it would stop the horse from ever running again.
After waking up, the horse knew very well what Ovidie did. On his feet, he delivered a really sweet nuzzle of gratitude. And while the horse can't speak, you can see relief and happiness in its eyes. It was really fortunate that a volunteer saw the horse and brought help.
What Ovidie did for the poor horse is just heartwarming and inspiring. Look below to see the incredible way he thanks his rescuer.