Spur It doesn't get much better than this folks! 17 year old gelding with many miles on him. Nothing bothers this horse. Take him home and go for a ride!
What are Nurse Mare Foals?
Lilly Pond Foal Rescue
Naturally, mares will give birth to a foal every couple years or so. Not in the horse racing industry or show world. For some, once the mare gives birth the foal is taken away from their mother so she can be re-bred. The foals that are taken from their mother are often put with a nurse mare in order to get their milk. The problem with that is in order for the nurse mare to lactate and provide milk for the expensive foal, she had to have just given birth to her own foal.
So what happens to that foal? Well, there is the problem. The foal becomes an orphan. Since it is illegal to send foals under 6 months to the slaughterhouse, the nurse mare foal is often killed or discarded and left to starve to death. Thank goodness for rescues all over the country, including LPFR, that are able to make a difference in the life of a foal that deserves a chance in a caring environment. Personally, I have taken in nurse mare foals 30 days old or less. These poor babies deserve a chance to live a full and productive life, free from pain and abuse!
If you are interested in any horse we will have several of them at Oak Ridge Park in Hughesville this Saturday for a fun day of riding!
Lilly Pond Foal Rescue (LPFR) is dedicated to nurturing, training and rehoming orphaned foals from the Nurse Mare industries. These foals are pulled from their mothers as early as 30 days old and then are dependent on us to raise them and be their surragate mother until they can start to thrive without replacement milk. These babies deserve a chance at life!We also rescue horses and ponies that are at risk of being slaughtered for human consumption. Horses, mules, donkeys, foals and ponies who are in need of a safe place free of neglect, abuse and other forms of cruelty are welcome here at Lilly Pond Foal Rescue!
Where Orphans Find Homes
It begins with the pregnant mare that is destined to spend a great deal of her time pregnant to produce as many future race horses or show horses as possible.