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


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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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