Fernando was rescued from the Laidley sales as a 3-4 month old orphan colt. He was unhandled and had been doing his best to survive after losing his mum.
When we transported Fernando home from the sales he collapsed into the floor of the float after being loaded from the exhaustion and stress of being put through the sales alone, undernourished and on an extremely hot day.
The team worked hard to ensure he was hydrated and we will slowly introduce feeds to bring his weight back up and improve his nutrition. Fernando is a fighter and we are confident he will make a great recovery.