Have you ever heard of a nurse mare foal? I’m pretty sure that all equestrians recognize them, but for people who don’t know, a nurse mare foal is a foal that is born just for a purpose: to make its mother produce milk. After that happens, the mother is usually sent off to nurture a “more worthy” baby horse and unfortunately, the nurse mare foals are “settled off” as they are basically a byproduct of the horse industry.
Thankfully, there are still good people who think that the nurse mare foals deserve a second chance and do everything to save them. One of them is the organization Last Chance Corral in Athens, Ohio who does not accept the fact that the orphaned foals are just disposable outcomes, and they work hard to preserve the baby horses and make sure that they will find new homes.
In the video shown below, you will see 19 beautiful nurse mare foals who were saved in the 2010 season and they are being sent into a big pen for the first time where they can run freely and play with each other. As you can see, the adorable foals are full of energy and are having the time of their life playing outside in nature.
But they are not alone! They have also a careful guardian, a mindful German Shepherd who guards them through every step they take. Although the foals in this video are grown up now, Last Chance Corral continues its beautiful mission to rescue nurse mare foals. Enjoy the video!