Mini Horse Roo Has Magic Shoes Instead Of Surgery

By: Ariana Cohen Email
By: Ariana Cohen Email

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW)-Roozer Brewz (Roo) is a dwarf miniature horse with a condition called "windswept legs" which means he can't walk or stand properly.

Roo's owner told 13 news they went to the University of Florida for surgery on his legs.

The doctors at UF decided against performing surgery on Roo. However, it might be possibility in the future.

For now, they fit his back legs with orthotics and on his front hooves they placed "magic shoes" that act like arch supports.

The treatments should help Roo walk more evenly. Roo's owner says they will return to UF for Roo to have surgery at a later date.

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