“Super Pony” with three legs survives a wild dog attack


The unfortunate little pony had been living on his own for a number of months while suffering from a terrible leg wound that had resulted in the loss of his left hind hoof. Pogo was in a very terrible condition and limping on three legs when he was discovered by the Humane Society of America. Helping Horses Alabama’s executive director, Shelley Jones, was quoted as saying the following to The Auburn Newsroom : “He was essentially wild and had apparently been running loose for a long time, was filthy, malnourished, and overall, in very bad shape.”

The severity of Pogo’s injuries led Jones and her fellow rescuers to first assume that he would have to be put down owing to the severity of his injuries. However, when they seen the mini’s resolve and the power of spirit that he had, they determined that they would not give up on him.

“I have never seen a horse fight so hard for its life,” according to Jones. “He apparently has a purpose and a reason for being alive.”

“traumatic amputation of the left hind limb from his fetlock down to his hoof,” was the official diagnosis that was given to Pogo, according to Dr. Lindsey Boone, who is an assistant clinical professor and an equine surgeon in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine.

Following the assault by the dog, he was left with exposed bone, which necessitated surgery in order to prepare the leg for a prosthesis. In July, Pogo was fitted with his permanent, custom-made limb, which he had been using for around one month while he was recovering and practicing with a temporary prosthesis. Helping him acclimate to his new limb is presently being provided by the Veterinary Physical Rehabilitation Service at Auburn University.

Nevertheless, the narrative of this amazing pony does not come to an end there!

After Pogo has completely healed and been rehabilitated, Helping Horses of Alabama intends to give him the training necessary to become a therapy horse.

“We think he will make an excellent therapy animal and that he can do a lot to help people who have undergone limb amputations,” according to Jones. “He is not going to be a pet. That is not even close to being the scope of his purpose.