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Malnourished Horses Now Healthier

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Two months ago we told you about eleven malnourished and abused horses that were brought to a horse rescue in Hawley, Minnesota. All eleven have made great progress and now some are ready for adoption.  Valley News Live visited the Hightail Horse Ranch Wednesday to see how many of the horses are healthy again and ready for a new family.

Charlotte Tuhy talked about the horses that they took in two months ago, especially one named Zane. "We had a prayer chain going for him and everything."

Zane was rescued from a farm in Ottertail County along with 10 other horses, and he was starving and stumbling. "So starved so emaciated that he was weak and we had a hard time keeping him up for the first eight days, I think four different occasions he fell and couldn't get up." Tuhy says. But in just two months Zane has made huge progress. "He filled out nicely now, it was after the first eight days he didn't fall anymore."

He's now a healthy Stallion just one of eleven horses that had been brought to Hightail Horse Ranch, and already eight are healthy enough to be adopted. "We're hoping that we can find them homes for people who'd like a nice trail horse or something." Tuhy says.

And even thought Zane still has some work to do, Charlotte thinks he'll be a great friend for someone. "I just don't think you could find a nicer horse."

Charlotte says they had to work with the horses to get over trust issues, and used to the fact that there would be food available for them. While Valley News Live was there all eleven horses were friendly and happy. But the ranch does need help with anything from donations, to hay and even more volunteers.

If you want to help the Hightail Horse Ranch:

Click here for their web page. Or contact Charlotte Tuhy at 701-261-8249

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