Can we hand-raise a motherless foal?
This is going to be no easy task! And truth be told, it’s a venture that often has a sad ending.
Foals really need moms. But we’re going to do everything we can to make sure Prince has a happily-ever-after instead.
Prince actually does have a mom. But she rejected him from birth. When they realized he wasn’t being cared for, his people took him to a vet to see what can be done. And it turned out that trying to raise a “motherless” foal was going to take round-the-clock work, a lot of precautions, a lot of money, and basically be a full-time job. A full-time job that could easily end sadly.
So Prince came to Best Friends at the age of one and a half weeks for his best chance possible at growing up into a big horse.
It won’t be easy! And there are no guarantees. Plus, it’s important that as we raise him, he also gets enough experience with other horses to realize that he is one – and not just a furry person with a very long nose.
But this little guy is precious, and already, the whole Sanctuary is in love. Guardian Angels, please welcome the cutest little thing you’ve ever met – and let’s help him get the acceptance and nurturing he so deserves.