Viral video captivated the Internet of a dwarf miniature born with serious defects in her legs finally getting the braces that allowed her to walk and run: learn more about Twist of Fate Farm and Sanctuary in today’s Standing Ovation.
Twist of Fate Farm and Sanctuary is located in West Grove, Pennsylvania, and provides sanctuary for horses and livestock. Among the permanent residents of Twist of Fate are many animals rescued from poor living conditions, often with unique health needs.
Arguably the most recently famous resident is Pumpkin, a miniature horse foal born with dwarfism and crooked legs that prevented her from moving normally. This video has gone viral, depicting the struggle but ultimate success in fitting Pumpkin with braces that allowed her to finally run:
This mini dwarf pony was born barely able to walk, and she had to be carried everywhere and kept inside all the time so that she wouldn't hurt herself. Today on Comeback Kids: Animal Edition, watch how Pumpkin's family went above and beyond to give her new legs — and a new lease on life. Just WAIT until you see her adorable little gallop ????
Posted by Comeback Kids: Animal Edition on Saturday, April 21, 2018
Twist of Fate reports on Facebook that while the braces were intended to help straighten and correct Pumpkin’s legs, it’s now appearing that she may have been born without ligaments in her lower legs that allow them to function. Twist of Fate is now fundraising for surgery to fit Pumpkin with metal plates to straighten the limb, first on one leg to gauge success and ultimately for all four legs.
Other residents at Twist of Fate include retired draft horses and draft mules as well as light horses rescued from kill buyers — plus cows, sheep and pigs.
Twist of Fate has been in operation since 2012 as a private venture, but was recently granted 501(c)3 status as a registered non-profit.