Rescued pony hugs man who rescued him

Pony gives a hug to the man who rescued him

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On October 1, an incredibly touching video of a pony hugging a man, was posted on social media. In short order, the video went “viral” when people viewed, and then shared, the beautiful clip.

The explanation behind the moving video is enough to give even people with a heart of stone reason to shed a tear. In a Facebook post, Natasha Ward Hance explained:

We rescued this sweet little guy and another full size Wednesday hours from being shipped to Mexico with a poor outlook.

He arrived at our house Friday with green goo coming from his nose and eyes and looked pitiful. We kept them in clean stalls with lots of fresh food and water and started them on antibiotics (we were told they had both already been on antibiotics but we want to be sure) and wanted to give them at least a full day to rest and chill before we let them in the pasture. The video is at the end of the day on Sunday after his first full day in the pasture with the goats and his buddy that he was rescued with.

The pony, dubbed “Tobias,” embraced Natasha’s husband, Kirk, for upwards of three minutes. In an interview with the Dodo, Kirk explained what happened:

“He came up to me, and what started as me just petting him softly and reassuring him it was OK, turned into a full embrace. I just sat there for a few minutes holding him. He seemed to relax and almost fell asleep as if he knew he was safe.”

Tobias and another paint mare were rescued from the horse auction…now there is no fear of being sent to auction. Now there is only unconditional love and sweet freedom.

(Image via Natasha Ward Hance/Facebook)

Posted by Natasha Ward Hance on Sunday, October 1, 2017

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5 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    Those two will love you unconditionally!!! We still have full custody of “MOLLY” MULE who a neighbor was abusing … We went to small claims court and have a feed lean against Molly and since we have her going on 16 full months I don’t think the “unworthy individual ” that has no clue how to treat him animals will pay the bill…. Molly just can’t get enough LOVES & PETS… YOU did a wonderful thing saving them from dog food or human consumption deaths!!

  2. ellen cottone says:

    we have to help wild horses and donkeys from the southwest, U.S.
    they are no longer federally protected and they want to ship them off to Mexico and canada for cheap brutal slaughter by the hundreds of thousands

  3. ellen cottone says:

    I have never seen a horse or pony do that
    ever, under any condition. this man is so sweetly caressing him like a mother caresses a new born child.
    the horse is truly in his loving mothers arms.
    this man is truly
    amazing, the scean is astonishing.
    it is heavenly.


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