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post #1 of 10 Old 07-14-2013, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Mare and twins!

Just wanted to share a story about horses that were abandon in the dessert (somewhere in Ca I am guessing as they now reside at Oakdale Equine Rescue).

The mare, a thin dunalino, and her TWO THREE MONTH OLD twins (both dun!) were abandoned somewhere in a dessert with a blue roan stallion. The mare is lame on all four legs and 90% BLIND.

Talk about having ALL the odds against you

Here are the pictures!

Also, just to note, this is the rescue I adopted my lovely Vedra from:)

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-14-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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The Chestnut in the third picture is another mare on the property who reportedly began producing milk . . . Hopefully the twins wil start mursing on her as their mother is VERY weak. Has anyone ever heard/witnessed a mare producing milk when another mare is too weak/ill to feed her own?

Everything about this story is so surreal!
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-14-2013, 07:27 PM
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Wow, I'm glad that they all landed safely.
My first mare that lost her foal produced some milk again and tried to take the baby of the next mare who foaled.
They could probably get bucket fed at three months, though, to give Momma a break.
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-14-2013, 08:01 PM
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Wowza. Amazing mare to survive all that!

I have heard about mares that start producing milk when theyre around other foala etc.
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-14-2013, 08:22 PM
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So were they all trapped in a giant bowl of ice cream? lol

Dessert = food
Desert = place

Poor things. Wonder why someone would abandon them. Glad they were able to save them and I'm sure they'll find some good homes when they're healthy again. :)
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Has the rescue determined the cause of the mare's lameness?
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post #7 of 10 Old 07-14-2013, 08:51 PM
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Wow. That is pretty amazing.
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-14-2013, 09:53 PM
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Woe amazing story
I hope the mare and foals find a good home
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-14-2013, 10:48 PM
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Poor mare! What a survivor though. I hope they can rehabilitate her and give her the life a mama like that deserves, or that they help her go to rest peacefully.
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-15-2013, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Has the rescue determined the cause of the mare's lameness?
UNfortunately no, at least they have not posted why yet on FB.
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