UPDATE: Pony with severely overgrown hooves recovering

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The pony with severely overgrown hooves that was rescued by last week by the SPCA of East Texas is doing well say his caretakers.

Tony the pony's hooves have been cut down to normal length and he is in the care of a horse rescue group.

When the SPCA found him, his feet were so overgrown they were curled backwards and he could barely walk.

Those caring for him now say his feet are so distorted, his body is out of alignment with severe pelvic tilting.

They estimate rehab will cost about $8,000, but he is on the road to recovery.

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