When volunteers from the British Horse Society encountered this heartbreaking spectacle, they couldn’t bear the tears. Next to a construction site in East Durham, England, there was a horse sitting in the mud just as it would have disappeared. That’s what the rescue team thought at first!
The poor horse named Heidi was in terrible condition. He could barely breathe, let alone stand. However, the volunteers of the British Horse Society knew they had to give it a try.
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So they carefully took the hungry pony to an animal shelter and tried to help her.
“The volunteer was appalled by what she originally thought was a dead horse in mud and garbage,” the rescue wrote on Facebook. “However, moments later, the horse was seen breathing and the surprised volunteer quickly called for help.”
After being rescued, everyone knew that getting Heidi back on her feet would be an almost impossible mission. But the beautiful horse showed that she was a survivor and, although she had been through unimaginable things, she recovered amazingly.
Although it was more than five weeks before she could stand alone, no one would recognize her now, almost a year apart.
“The first few days were touching and walking, as we were faced with his severe weakness and his blood protein levels were so low that a plasma transfusion was necessary,” said Wendy Suddes, of the charity Here4Horses, for BORED PANDA.
“It took months and months for Heidi to be healthy enough to walk freely through our pastures.” Now, after months of medical care and a long road to recovery, Heidi is another animal.
He regained weight and his hair grew back. She has a wonderful husband and looks very happy. But the most important thing is that she is now well and healthy and more… now she is a horse that gains rosettes.
Watch Heidi’s incredible transformation here: