|Date Arrived:||24 October 2014|
|Height:||Possibly 13hh at maturity|
|Vaccinations:||2in1 and Hendra|
|Treatments:||Microchipped, chiropractic, wormed, farrier|
|Adoption Cost:||$300 under lifetime adoption contract|
|Care Facility:||Foster Care, Queensland|
|Story:||Amanda went to the Warwick sales with the intention of saving two horses and had already chosen those two and was planning on leaving the sales when she stumbled upon an emaciated Palouse Pony with a teeny tiny foal at foot. Everyone at the sales saw how very sick the mare was with her head hung low. She was kicking her foal away from feeding as she was distressed in the pens with so many people around and the frightening atmosphere. Amanda called Jen and said "Jen this mare and baby need you". Amanda knew the mare would immediately have to go into critical care and go on a drip to be saved. She outbid anyone else bidding on the mare and foal because she knew that we would urgently seek Vet help for them both, and there is no guarantee that any other buyer would give them that level of care. |
They were loaded immediately and brought to the Gold Coast Sanctuary for critical vet care. Matt from Gold Coast Equine found the mare to be very unwell and dehydrated. She had virtually no milk for the foal. She was put on a drip to rehydrate her and help stimulate her milk supply and in the mean time, Kalahari was supplemented with frozen milk from nanny mare, Piper - left from feeding our baby Sahara, who passed away earlier in the week.
Even though Kalahari's mum, Oasis, was getting stronger and brighter - producing more milk - she was sadly struck down with a severe and very sudden attack of colic. Nothing could be done and tragically she was euthanised.
Kalahari grieved next to the body of his mother until our fabulous nanny mare, Piper, was brought down from the Lockyer Valley. Fortunately, Piper still had plenty of milk and took to Kalahari straight away and after not having had a feed for several hours, he had a long drink.
Kalahari returned home with his nanny, Piper and has now grown in to a beautiful boy ready to find his forever home.
He is extremely well handled and quiet. He leads well, it's easy to pick up his hooves and have them trimmed, he is good to rug. He is an easy-going little guy who loves cuddles and scratches and gets on with all horses, pigs, dogs and kids. He has a beautiful nature. He has the Appy spots on his lips so I expect he will end up with more spots one day on his coat. At about 8 months now he stands at 110cm at the whither.
With the right home, handling and training I believe he will grow up to be a beautiful little kids pony.