Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Story of Our Rescued Orphan Foals

I would like to introduce to you (from left to right): Camie, Ziggy, and Bolt. They are about a month old in this picture, but they have been our loving new babies since they were 4 days old. They are happy and healthy baby horses, but they were never meant to be. They were meant to make money. They were meant to be ripped from their mommies and to be sent to auction. They were meant to be slaughtered. They are a product off of the big horse farms that are trying to breed the next big thing... only they were never meant to survive.
The Story in a nutshell:
The big racing horse farms are constantly trying to be the ones who breed the next Secretariat. Their breed mares are just that: baby makers. That is their only job. They get sent to the stud farm and a week after they give birth, they are right back to where they started. BUT what about the babies?? Well, "generic" mares are being bred at the same rate. When both mares give birth to the babies the racehorse mares baby gets sent to the "generic" mare. And the generic mare's baby gets taken away only to be sent to the auction to be sold for MEAT, HIDES, and whatever else you can think of that they would do with baby horses. <-- But not something good!
Victoria from Last Chance Corral (http://www.lastchancecorral.org/) has been a God-send to these babies for the last ten years when she decided that they deserved a better reason for being born. Last year she save almost 100 and 2 years ago she saved 200! If you are ABLE and WILLING to adopt some baby horses, please check out her website.

1 comment:

  1. Way to go Kylene! Keep up the good work. I'll b e following you (as soon as I figure out how to!) Awesome start!!!! :) Love you!