UPDATE DAY! Aria (with the horribly contracted tendons) and Bella Mini Donkey, the amputee!






Do you remember Aria from our May Bucket Fund?  She is a paint filly with horribly contracted tendons?  The vets thought she needed surgery but instead wanted to try a splint first?  The Horse and Man Group raised funds to pay for the lease on the splint and Aria’s initial vet visits to fit the splint.

You can read her story here.

Poor Aria with her contracted tendons...
Poor Aria with her contracted tendons…

LOOK AT HER TWO MONTHS LATER!..

Well… look at her now!  That DynaSplint is really, really working!  Amazing!

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The photo in the lower left corner is how she was when she arrived. The other two show how her leg has straightened!

A SHORT VIDEO OF ARIA RUNNING!

This video was taken over a month ago… so Aria is probably even better by now!  In this video, she runs!

WOW!!  This is amazing!

Click image to watch a video of Aria running!

Click image to watch a video of Aria running!

UPDATE ON MINI DONK, BELLA, THE AMPUTEE!

Our February Bucket Fund was for Bella the baby Mini Donk who had lost her rear lower leg to frostbite.  She needed a splint and THE HORSE AND MAN GROUP provided for the splint and her hospital care.

You can read her story here.

This was Bella at the hospital after her amputation...

This was Bella at the hospital after her amputation…

This is Bella before the frostbite... I used this photo often.  So cute!

This is Bella before the frostbite… I used this photo often. So cute!

LOOK AT BELLA NOW!

Bella was just a tiny baby when she had her limp amputation.  She acts as if it has always been this way!!  Look how big she is now!

Look how big she is now!

Look how big she is now!

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A SHORT VIDEO THAT SHOWS HOW WELL SHE WALKS!

This video was posted on FaceBook only, so for those of you who are not on FB, the video shows Bella coming out of her house, walking easily down her plank and walking quickly over to her food.  She looks great!  Very balanced, as if she has always had a prosthetic.

Click image to watch a FB video of Bella coming out of her house and down the plank.  She works her prosthetic like she was born with it!

Click image to watch a FB video of Bella coming out of her house and down the plank. She works her prosthetic like she was born with it!

She is growing and adorable!

She is growing and adorable!

FOLLOW BELLA ON FACEBOOK!

You can follow Bella on FB here.

I read a bit and Bella is raising funds for her next sized splint…

Click to go to Bella's FB site.

Click to go to Bella’s FB site.

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3 comments have been posted...

  1. Liz beam

    Dawn, my little girl has to wear braces on her legs for tendon and bone issues! She is happy that Aria is doing good in her splints! She loves to read over my shoulder on your posts! This one about aria and belle has made her day! We are able to start equine therapy to help stretch those tendons and open the hips and get some good fun going! Reading about post about the wonderful hero and her farm of special needs animals! My 7 year is now thinking she needs to be vet for large animals! Mostly BECUASE she has followed Mama Tess! The ups and down! The fact that Mama Tess is a fighter and your dedication to mt has really made my fight with my daughter and her medical issues seem like you and mama Tess! On her eyes!
    Thank you ever so much for all you share!

    Much love from a little girl who thinks your wonder woman and myself !

    Oh give mama Tess hugs and kisses from Robyn! She needs an apple ( little girls )

    Elizabeth and Robyn beam! Huge fans in the far north of Alaska!

  2. Laurie

    Dawn,
    Thank you so much for this information, I am thrilled to see these results!
    Aria and Bella look soooo happy!
    Let’s all continue to give for the animals that love so unconditionally!
    Every little bit helps…..we have now seen the beauty of those who care
    Thank you again

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