*I AM SADDENED TO SAY THAT THIS YOUNG HORSE DID NOT SURVIVE. THEY SUSPECT WEST NILE VIRUS. THE BUCKET FUND IS ACTUALLY FOR A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT – AN “A FRAME” THAT HELPS ERECT DOWNED HORSES. I WAS DEMONSTRATING HOW WELL THIS TEAM WORKED VIA THIS DOCUMENTED RESCUE (therefore adding value to the need for the A-Frame)… AND DID NOT EXPECT HIM TO EXPIRE. SO SAD.
These photos are utterly amazing. This horse is a very sick, very wild 2 year old Virginia Range mustang stallion. These volunteers and first responders brought all of their large equine rescue gear and got to work.
THINK OF THE RISKS these people took to help this ailing and downed young stallion… And now LRTC has lost a key piece of equipment – An “A-Frame” that helps stand up a downed horse.
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ADDENDUM: THIS COLT PASSED. I’M VERY SORRY TO REPORT. THEY ARE WAITING FOR TESTS BUT IT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN WEST NILE VIRUS.
This 2 year old stallion is well known to the Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates. They know this colt’s mother, father and all of his aunties/uncles/brothers/sisters. They watched him grow.
So it was very difficult to see him sick and down.
The day before he was sore and his legs swollen. The next morning, he was worse. In no way would they let this compromised horse, one of their charges, become a predator meal…
So they jumped into action and called in the large equine response team (LRTC) to pick up this sick, wild horse.
The entire stallion band is standing there… yet these BRAVE humans came in to help this horse. Not an easy task… HOW do you load a sick, wild horse whose buddies don’t want him to go?
Our friends at LRTC aided and documented this rescue.
CAN WE HELP this Team purchase the piece of equipment to continue to rescue large animals? This young stallion, Baby Milan from last month and numerous other wild and personal horses have been saved by the LRTC Team.
Can we help them continue to help others? CAN WE HELP them replace the very important piece of equipment that has broken?
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