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A Mustang foal without a mother fi ghts to overcome impossible odds.

The scrawny foal huddled miserably in the corner of the straw-fi lled pen, and i moved as slowly as i could so as not to scare her more. My heart sank as i took in her protruding ribs and scraggly coat. she was only seven days old and had been orphaned for two of them. And she was wild.

The Mustang herd lived in the high mountain desert on thousands of acres of public land, and the foal’s mother was young and inexperienced. A new stallion had stolen the mom away from her band, and she’d been forced to abandon her baby. The fi lly had wandered helplessly around the desolate area until being captured by some BLM volunteers almost two days later. She was starving and dehydrated, and she’d had to endure a long, solo trailer ride to the farm.

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