WINTER

 

Winter is a mare rescued from ISPMB who ended up starved, pregnant and with a foal at her side after a sanctuary failed.  We took Winter and her foal Blizzard and named them that so we never forgot where they came from.  Minus 40 degrees in blizzards and a snow storm with wind chill at night being even lower.  None of the horses had shelter or wind breaks or even trees to stand behind.  Many of the horses and foals froze to death. 

Winter was hauled here in the dead of winter and in the middle of storms but she and her friend Sooty and their two foals who were 4 and 5 months when they arrived here survived and have flourished since being here.  They are now living altogether with the other mares and foals and Winter has since had her second foal Wilder.  The foals are both beautiful and we spend a lot of time with them to gentling them for easier handling.