A beautiful tale of persistence and the fight for survival is showcased in a video about Martha, the dwarf horse. Suffering from birth defects and being neglected by the owners, this miniature horse had little chance of survival.
Martha was adopted when she was just 12 weeks old. Most dwarf horses have birth defects, and Martha was no different. She suffered from skeletal atavism, and she could barely walk.
Apart from barely walking, the poor thing was dihydrated, underfed, had lice and parasites. In the beginning, Martha required lots of medical and emotional attention, and soon their efforts started to pay off.
The farrier did an experiment on Martha. Cutting one side of the hoof shorter, theoretically, would help her to straighten her legs. Later in the video, Martha started bunny hopping and prancing around on her new straighter legs.
She is a tiny yet, fearless miniature horse. She befriended the dogs in the house, who are just as she is and later befriended the horses. Martha continues to grow from strength to strength and blooms into a beautiful miniature horse.
Viewers are falling in love with the tiny bundle of love. One viewer commented online: ‘This is too much for my heart! She is just precious. And so are the amazing people who rescued her.’
This is an unbelievably inspiring story of beating the odds. The video continues Martha’s transition and shows how she becomes a flower girl at a wedding and a therapy horse as she grows older.