Before and after photos of neglected miniature horses rescued from Indiana home

CREDIT: WTHI

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Several miniature horses rescued from an Indiana home are doing well, according to News 10 in Indiana.

On Sunday, the Horse Shoe Equine Rescue was called to a home when Animal Control asked for their help removing four miniature horses, three of which were in bad shape.

“They were in a really small area, and they were standing in what started out as about 20 inches of manure and went up to about 30- nches of manure,” said Ron Barnett, owner of the rescue.

It’s believed the horses suffered years of apparent neglect.

GALLERY: Before and after pictures of the horses

“Their tendons are all stretched in different directions now, and they’re going to have to re-learn to walk. It’s going to take a while before they can actually get back to the point where they can walk straight again or even run again,” Ron Barnett said in a previous interview.

The growth on the horses’ hooves has since been removed. They have also received a much needed grooming.

“They are doing very, very well. They just need a little TLC during their long road to recovery,” Tammy Barnett told News 10 on Thursday.

Faith, Hope, and Bella have new names and a new home.

“Moving forward it’s going to be a long road, but I think we’re going to get them all back to health,” Ron said.

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