Roozer Brewz, Mini Horse With Wheelchair, Looks Adorable While Learning To Walk [VIDEO]
Roozer Brewz, a 2-year-old miniature pony born with a genetic defect in his little legs that kept him from standing, is learning to use his new wheelchair like a pro. The tiny "dwarf" horse, a mini pony from Kansas City, Kan., has struggled with mobility his whole life, but after vets fitted him with wheel braces, the little guy is getting a chance to see the world from a whole new perspective. Roozer Brewz's first steps with his fresh set of trundles were even caught on camera.
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Who knew being the underdog could look this adorable?
Roozer Brewz weighs just 50 pounds -- about the size of your average 7-year-old human -- and stands just 19 inches off the ground. He was born bow-legged and had to wear bulky bandages around his hooves to protect his skin and to keep him level. The Gainesville Sun reports that Roozer Brewz, who lives on a 4-acre property with his owner, Christine Clark, a former veterinarian technician turned nurse, has to have his bandages changed every few days to prevent them from getting soggy.
"He's part of our life now, part of our routine," Clark told Today. She also describes Roozer Brewz as "spunky" and "ornery."
And not only is Roozer Brewz adorable, he's also got a heart of gold. The mini pony works as a therapy pony. Clark takes Roozer Brewz to visit at-risk youth and kids with psychiatric disorders and disabilities. Because of his own disability and his "different" appearance, Roozer Brewz has also become a symbol of the anti-bullying campaign (but, really, who's going to pick on a mini horse in a wheelchair?).
This isn't the first animal to get some technological help from humans. IScience Times reported that earlier this year, a puppy named Naki'o, who lost all his paws to frostbite, was retrofitted with four prosthetic paws. The doggy prosthetics were made from the same materials as human prosthetics, were water-proof, and had BMX bicycle tire-tread on the bottom for stability.
Roozer Brewz's set of wheels offer him similar mobility, and his tale of adversity has made him quite a few friends along the way; his Facebook page even has over 8,000 likes.
Remember Li'l Sebastion from the American comedy series Parks and Recreation? Roozer Brewz has a similar, real-life cult following, only he's even cuter than the fictional little pony!
Here's a video of Roozer Brewz, the mini horse wheelchair sensation:
And in case you haven't had your fill of adorable pony videos, here's another featuring Mia, the mini horse that wears leg braces:
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