This 2020 foal named Soldier had a very unfortunate birth. Were it not for our volunteers circle of protection, Soldier would have been killed by bachelor stallions just minutes after his birth.
He survived, but unfortunately he did get kicked in the process and fractured his right hind hock, see the huge swelling in the picture.
Even while he had to hop on 3 legs, he kept up with his mom Serena who continued to be fiercely protective against the bachelors. We monitored the pair, so that if he went down and gave up, we were ready to rescue him.
But the hours and days of monitoring turned into weeks, and he just soldiered on; what an appropriate name we had given him. SRWHMG preserves wild horses in the wild as long as we can, and only rescue when there is no hope left. Soldier is the perfect example of why we have set this protocol to manage by.
Here is Soldier today, a 2 year old perfectly healthy youngster with his band, can you spot him in the middle of his bandmates? His mom Serena is still with him, and they have found a permanent band with stallion Luna, who is on the very left in the pic. He adopted Soldier without hesitation and has been a great step-dad.
How much do you love seeing wild horses grow up in the wild?
We are currently trying to defend and protect yet another herd from removal, the Alpine wild horses. Please follow our pages to see how you can help our organization. Thank you! SRWHMG.