Throughout their lives, the ponies Napoleon and Nelly had to struggle to survive. The ponies were neglected by their owner, who eventually dumped them in a roadside ditch and left them there to die.

Fortunately, heroine Rachel, who owned a nearby farm, discovered them along the way and immediately took action.

The horses were malnourished and practically starved to death. They were covered in lice and not even their manes were matted and dirty.

Rachel realized the seriousness of their condition and called World Horse Welfare. If she hadn’t found them, Napoleon and Nelly would certainly have died, alone, on the side of the road. But instead, they faced a much more beautiful fate: they were picked up and transported to a World Horse Welfare farm, where they received the care they so desperately needed.

Six months later, Rachel was invited to the organization’s headquarters, where she saw Napoleon and Nelly for the first time since they were rescued. Her reaction, along with the horses, to the transformation is absolutely moving.

Napoleon and Nelly look like brand new horses with their manicured and brushed manes and eyes full of life again.

Watch the video below:

Thank goodness people like Rachel and other animal friends who always take care of animals! Please share!