It’s not fun to feel constrained. This may be especially true for animals, whose natural tendency is to roam freely and uninhibitedly.
Unfortunately, this is not the situation for many horses in Romania due to a prevalent practice. Horses’ front or hind legs are occasionally chained together to keep them from escaping.
Ovidiu Rosu, a veterinarian, came upon one such horse and understood just what he had to do.
Ovidiu’s heart sank when he saw the shackled wild horse in the Danube delta. The horse was unable to move freely, his legs tied by hefty chains that sliced into his skin.
The horse could barely move no matter what he tried.
Ovidiu knew very well that horses want nothing more than the ability to run and roam around freely. So he immediately got to action.
Ovidiu grabbed his tools and immediately got to work. He lures the animal forward and eventually manages to have it rest on the ground.
He then grabs his pliers and gently gets to work.
After some time and much love, patience and effort, Ovidiu eventually manages to set the desperate horse free.
It takes some time for the horse to really come to terms with what has just happened. He seems almost puzzled by his new ability to move after having been paralyzed for so long.
When he does realize he is free, his happiness cannot be contained and he rejoices in his newfound freedom.
But most amazingly of all is how the horse reacts to his hero — he leans in gently and looks Ovidiu right in the eye in what can only be described as a clear gesture of gratitude.
Watch the incredible rescue and the horse’s amazing reaction in the video below.
No horse should ever be bound by chains, no matter the reason! Please share if this horse’s newfound freedom made you heart glow, too.